Seeds forum: Thompson and Morgan Seeds

Page 1 of 2 • 1 2
Views: 1191, Replies: 26 » Jump to the end
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Dog Lover Foliage Fan Greenhouse Container Gardener Heucheras Sedums
Image
springcolor
Feb 10, 2015 2:03 PM CST
Called Thompson and Morgan Seeds this morning to see what is happening to there site, nothing much offered. I was told they are going out of business. Maybe I'm just the last to know. Blinking
Sempervivum for Sale
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Image
abhege
Feb 10, 2015 9:20 PM CST
I didn't know., but i'm not surprised. Last year I got seeds from them and the packaging was so bad! Tiny seeds NOT inside a smaller bag and caight in the sealed sides, top and bottom of the packages. Impossible to remove without losing most of the seeds!
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Image
CarolineScott
Feb 10, 2015 9:23 PM CST
I did not know either.
And yes their packaging had problems.
I wonder if it is just the USA and Canada part or the parent company as well?

I thought that they had just bought up a bunch of small Canadian seed dealers?
[Last edited by CarolineScott - Feb 10, 2015 9:25 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #784937 (3)
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Dog Lover Foliage Fan Greenhouse Container Gardener Heucheras Sedums
Image
springcolor
Feb 10, 2015 9:26 PM CST
I have bought lots of seeds from them, things you can't get other places. I agree packaging is not that great. Still sad.
Sempervivum for Sale
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Image
abhege
Feb 10, 2015 9:31 PM CST
They have been my go to place for seeds i could not find other places too. I ordered from them many years but the last time was awful!
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
Echinacea Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder
Image
kqcrna
Feb 11, 2015 4:39 AM CST

Moderator

I gave up on them several years ago. They messed up my orders, seed counts were short more than once. I don't think I've bought from them for 3 or 4 years. I hated those foil packs, too.

Karen
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Morning Glories Garden Photography Region: Pennsylvania Charter ATP Member Orchids Dragonflies
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 I helped beta test the first seed swap Bookworm Bee Lover
Image
luvsgrtdanes
Feb 11, 2015 12:18 PM CST
Yeah same here, disappointed one too many times Thumbs down
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: Indiana Dog Lover Container Gardener
Seed Starter Herbs Vegetable Grower Cut Flowers Butterflies Birds
Image
mom2goldens
Feb 11, 2015 6:52 PM CST

Moderator

I used to buy their seeds occasionally from one of our local garden centers. Never really had an issue with the seeds germinating, and once in a while they had some nice varieties to choose from. Sorry to see some of these older companies go by the wayside.

Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
Image
woofie
Feb 13, 2015 2:38 PM CST
I've only bought from them a few times, but they did have some seeds I could find nowhere else. Too bad to see them go.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Mike Dunton
Liberal, Oregon (Zone 8b)
Plant Database Moderator Tomato Heads Farmer Seller of Garden Stuff Organic Gardener Composter
Vegetable Grower Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Oregon Seed Starter Herbs Garden Photography
Image
MikeD
Feb 14, 2015 2:00 AM CST
I just looked and there is no mention of closure on this site - http://www.thompson-morgan.com/ or this one - http://www.tmseeds.com/ or this one - http://www.thompsonmorgan.ca/. All three divisions seem to be operational and accepting orders for this year's season. Maybe they were just having a bad day on their website when you tried.
Founder and the man of many hats at the Victory Seed Company

Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Image
CarolineScott
Feb 14, 2015 7:41 AM CST
It did not make sense that they had bought up several small seed dealers and then closed down.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Image
abhege
Feb 14, 2015 7:54 AM CST
Still, unless they change their packaging, I will avoid ordering from them.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Image
CarolineScott
Feb 14, 2015 8:08 AM CST
Same here!
I like seeds, especially small seeds, to come in a glassine envelope,
and enclosed in another package. The better seed dealers do this.
And nix on the small plastic zip loc bags---small seeds stick in them.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
Echinacea Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder
Image
kqcrna
Feb 14, 2015 8:28 AM CST

Moderator

I agree. I like the glassine envelopes, too.

Karen
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
Image
woofie
Feb 14, 2015 9:26 AM CST
Looks like Thompson Morgan US was bought out by Gardens Alive. No wonder things have gone downhill.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
jvdubb
Feb 14, 2015 10:12 AM CST
The envelope situation is one of the reasons I LOVE Swallowtail, Summerhill, and Diane's (those are the first that come to mind. there are for sure others). They all use a glassine envelope when necessary, then a plastic baggie. And Swallowtail and Summerhill then put that in a paper envelope. Diane uses a sticker on the plastic baggie.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Dog Lover Foliage Fan Greenhouse Container Gardener Heucheras Sedums
Image
springcolor
Feb 14, 2015 10:39 AM CST
Mike
I called about the lack of variety in there catalog and was told by customer service when these are gone they will close.
Sempervivum for Sale

Ancientbri
Nov 17, 2015 12:40 AM CST
I have bought seed from T&M for well over fifty years, starting when I was living in England. Seed was almost always great and the selection was wonderful.
When my wife and I moved to Washington State (zone 8) I started to buy from their New York branch. I had some awful results from there - an order of special geranium plants arrived dry and quite dead, pre-sprouted Chilean Bells (Lapageria) arrived looking as if it had been sprouted about three or four weeks previously. The main root was about four inches long and snapped as soon as I attempted to plant it. Most of the seed I got was okay but rather expensive I thought and the section was not what I had become used to. Then in the Spring I didn't receive my catalogue as usual. Going on line the selection appeared to be minimal and when I phoned to ask about that I was told that when that lot was gone, the doors were going to close. I was also told that they had been sold to the Mississipi Bulb Company so no wonder the quality dropped.
T&M is still in business in England (Thompsonandmorgan.co.uk). There is also a wonderful seed company in England who stock a wonderful selection of really unusual seed. Googling ChilternSeeds should get it, although you might have to append the UK somewhere. I just looked for my catalogues but they are missing for the moment.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Seedfork
Nov 17, 2015 10:11 AM CST
Welcome! Ancientbri
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
jvdubb
Nov 17, 2015 10:22 AM CST
Welcome!

Page 1 of 2 • 1 2

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Seeds forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Dianthus 'Nyewood Cream'"