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A new season at my allotment

A new season at my allotment

A new season in a new growing year. Spring, my favourite time of year. This will be my sixth season at my allotment in Southampton. It is eleven rods long,… Read more »

High value, low cost plants Cerinthe major ‘Purpurascens’

High value, low cost plants Cerinthe major ‘Purpurascens’

Of all the garden plants which give high value for a small financial outlay, one of my favourites has to be Cerinthe major ‘Purpurascens’. For the price of a packet… Read more »

Sunshine and sowing seeds

Sunshine and sowing seeds

I made the most of the sunshine on Sunday morning, busy sowing my tomato and chilli seeds, I love this time of year when it gets busy with seed selection… Read more »

Gardening on a budget

Gardening on a budget

In his first blog post for Thompson & Morgan, gardener Richard Laker writes about the challenges of gardening on a budget… My name is Richard Laker, I am (just) the… Read more »

Cheese, Sage and Onion Savoury Scones

Cheese, Sage and Onion Savoury Scones

Cheese, Sage and Onion Savoury Scones I realise these scones sound a little odd and festive but they are really tasty! Good for a snack hot with salted butter or… Read more »

The seedy side of rose growing

The seedy side of rose growing

The seedy side of rose growing By Jane Scorer I’m rose-obsessed and I admit it! I love them all, from the teeny, weeny miniatures to the towering giants, and my… Read more »

Preparing for 2014 – potato blight

Preparing for 2014 – potato blight

We are in an area which suffers yearly with potato blight (Phytophthora infestans) and once you have had this terrible potato disease in your allotment or garden then it seems… Read more »

Was Buying a House Called “Brambles” an Omen? (part four)

Was Buying a House Called “Brambles” an Omen? (part four)

Was Buying a House Called “Brambles” an Omen? (part four) It is early January 2014 and it feels like it has been raining nonstop since Christmas Eve.  The ground outside… Read more »

The Rough Guide to Beans by Real Men Sow

The Rough Guide to Beans by Real Men Sow

The Rough Guide to Beans Are you an allotment beginner, getting ready for your first season as a veg grower? Well, let me recommend starting with beans. Beans were the… Read more »

Ho ho sow

Ho ho sow

In ‘Ho ho sow’, Jane Scorer shares some great ideas for Christmas gifts. Are you in the midst of your Christmas shopping? If you are, then I bet you can… Read more »