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Confessions of a Chilliholic

Confessions of a Chilliholic

The Grow Diary of a Chilliholic – January 2015 My name’s Kris and I’m a Chilliholic. It’s been nearly a year since I last opened a seed packet, and I’m… Read more »

Gardening is therapy – Ray’s story

Gardening is therapy – Ray’s story

A year ago when Ray came to Thrive, he was at a complete loss and couldn’t see a future for himself. Following a career in the army, including particularly tough… Read more »

My Fuchsia Experience so far – by Lucas Hatch

My Fuchsia Experience so far – by Lucas Hatch

Last year I bought the Thompson & Morgan Fuchsia ‘Giant Collection’. It included some of the biggest fuchsia flowers I had ever seen, Bella Rosella, Bicentennial, Quasar, Seventh Heaven and… Read more »

Home-grown fruit & veg is back on the menu

Home-grown fruit & veg is back on the menu

More and more people are keen to get their hands into trying home-grown fruit & veg in order to cut down the cost of their weekly shop. Combined with healthy… Read more »

How to grow fuchsias

How to grow fuchsias

There are few plant groups that are as diverse as the fuchsia. These exotic looking beauties are firm favourites for their pendant flowers in a wonderful range of colour combinations…. Read more »

How to get an Allotment – with Michelle Stacey

How to get an Allotment – with Michelle Stacey

Hi, my name is Michelle and I was a contestant on BBC2 big allotment challenge 2014, and also BBC1 allotment wars. I have my own allotment and have done for… Read more »

History of fuchsias

History of fuchsias

Charles Plumier (1646-1704), a French monk & botanist, discovered and named many plants in honour of fellow botanists during his 3 plant hunting trips to the Caribbean’s and South America…. Read more »

A year in the greenhouse – Amanda

A year in the greenhouse – Amanda

Hello everyone, my name is Amanda and this is the first of what I hope will be one of my many blogs for Thompson & Morgan. I live in Pembrokeshire… Read more »

Climbing fuchsias

Climbing fuchsias

Pop along to any garden centre and you’ll probably see the same few climbers; there’ll be some straggly honeysuckle, quite a few large-flowered, dull clematis, thugs like Virginia Creeper, and… Read more »

Fuchsia Festival at Driftwood

Fuchsia Festival at Driftwood

It’s like a fuchsia festival every summer in my garden! I have been collecting them since inheriting 2 standard specimens from family members, one from my Aunt, Margaret Grindrod, in… Read more »