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Rob’s Allotment

Rob’s Allotment

This week’s been a real challenge on the allotment. Not only have we had some lovely sunny afternoons up here in Sheffield, but we’ve also had frost, rain and wind…. Read more »

April Fools

April Fools

Thompson & Morgan April Fool a bridge too far, but Ipswich Station is set to sizzle this summer with begonia basket display. Covering a 1km road bridge with hanging baskets… Read more »

Bridge in Bloom! Orwell crossing gets secret spring makeover

Bridge in Bloom! Orwell crossing gets secret spring makeover

Drivers, walkers and river users around Ipswich are set for a brighter journey this spring. Marking 160 years at the forefront of mail order supply to home gardeners, we have… Read more »

Growing a fuchsia standard

Growing a fuchsia standard

Growing fuchsia standards is not as difficult as it might appear. Fuchsia standards have a clear main stem topped with a dense head of foliage created through pinch pruning and… Read more »

National Gardening Week 2015

National Gardening Week 2015

The words ‘national gardening week’ spark so much excitement and ideas in my mind. National days have somewhat become a novelty, It is always national something. National flower day, national… Read more »

The good the bad and the ugly – update from the greenhouse

The good the bad and the ugly – update from the greenhouse

Hello Everyone, When I started this blog in January, I promised you the good, the bad and the ugly. Unfortunately, this month is the bad and the ugly. Things had… Read more »

Head-to-head with Firecracker

Head-to-head with Firecracker

I think Polyanthus Firecracker is well-named–its’ flowers really create a crackling, fiery red and yellow contrast.  Each plant has flowers with slightly different markings and petal ‘frilliness’.  Firecrackers hail from… Read more »

Hardy Fuchsias – By Caroline Broome

Hardy Fuchsias – By Caroline Broome

I think hardy fuchsias are the unsung heroes of the shady garden. I have had the same fuchsia Magellanica Alba shrub for nearly twenty years. It came with us when… Read more »

Your all time favourite T&M plant

Your all time favourite T&M plant

Today we celebrate our 160th birthday! We began in a small garden behind a bakers shop in Ipswich, tended by William Thompson, the baker’s son. From the back garden we… Read more »

Plants for fragrance

Plants for fragrance

Summer is traditionally seen as the season for fragrance in our gardens. However with careful planning, you can enjoy wonderful scented flowers in your garden from spring, through summer and… Read more »