Choosing the right plants for your garden

Selecting the right plants for your garden can be a daunting task, especially when there are so many to choose from.

We’ve put together a few ‘top 10’ lists of our best-selling patio plants, hanging basket plants, evergreen shrubs and crops for pots.

Choosing the right plants for your garden

Fuchsia ‘Giants Collection’

Top 10 patio plants

These plants are perfect for growing in containers on the patio, but will be just as happy in a flower bed or border. Fuchsia ‘Giants Collection A’ includes five stunning trailing fuchsias and is great value for money.


Choosing the right plants for your garden

Geranium ‘GeRainbow’

Top 10 hanging basket plants

Geranium ‘GeRainbow’ is the best in its class for trailing geraniums and looks simply stunning in a hanging basket. These low-maintenance plants are perfect for beginners and experienced gardeners alike.


Choosing the right plants for your garden

Daphne ‘Eternal Fragrance’

Top 10 evergreen shrubs

Evergreen shrubs are essential plants for every garden, adding interest in the winter months when gardens are generally looking a bit bare. Daphne ‘Eternal Fragrance’ is a compact variety that just keeps on flowering. Plant it in a container next to a door where you can appreciate its heady fragrance.


Choosing the right plants for your garden

Tomato Tumbling Tom Red

Top 10 crops for pots

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a vegetable patch or an allotment to grow your own vegetables. All these vegetables can be grown in containers on the patio and some in hanging baskets too, which is great if you’re a bit short of space.

Rebecca Tute
Rebecca works in the Marketing department as part of the busy web team, focusing on updating the UK news and blog pages and Thompson & Morgan’s international website. Rebecca enjoys gardening and learning about flowers and growing vegetables with her young daughter.


  1. I’m a little embarrassed to ask this but would really like to know . I was delighted with the fuchsia plug plants I bought from T&M last spring. They flowered all summer and were beautiful.
    The question is – are they annuals? They are still sitting in the same pots outside now . Is it time to put them on the compost heap?

    • Terri Overett

      Hi Nicky, thank you for your comment. No need to be embarrassed at all! Your Fuchsia hardy collection should come back year after year providing the roots have been protected through winter. It flowers from June then through July, August, September, November. As this is the case it may still come into life over the next few weeks providing the weather stays good. If you would like to send us a picture to we can take a better look for you. I hope this helps. Best wishes, Terri

  2. please is it possible to advise us on how many plug plants, such aspetunias,trailing apricot begonias etc to plant in hanging baskets.10,12,and 14ins.hopefully waiting .


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