Some people swear by it, others are nay sayers. After a weekend at the Jimmy’s Farm Sausage and Beer Festival, we’re convinced that plants thrive on music. The plants on our Show Garden have looked great since it opened to the public in early July, but exposed to a weekend of live music from the likes of Toploader, Chas & Dave and the Ben Waters Band, all our flowering varieties seem to have hit their peak.
We’ve looked into the science of it, and there are many studies showing that music can promote stronger plant growth. We’re certainly on our way to being firm believers.
Of course, it could all be down to using Incredicompost® and Incredibloom® in every basket and container on show – our comparative compost and fertiliser trials show it is capable of producing up to 400 per cent more blooms than plants given no feed.
We have also heard that talking to your plants helps growth. Alongside Prince Charles, many of our facebook followers admit to talking to their plants to help them grow. Do you talk to your plants? Do you do it to help them grow or do you find companionship in doing so? We would love to know!
Kris Collins works as Thompson & Morgan’s communications officer, making sure customers new and old are kept up to date on the latest plant developments and company news via a wide range of media sources. He trained in London’s Royal Parks and has spent more than a decade writing for UK gardening publications before joining the team at Thompson & Morgan.