National Gardening Week 2015 The good the bad and the ugly – update from the greenhouse Head-to-head with Firecracker
Fifty shades of green

Fifty shades of green

Couldn’t get tickets for the opening weekend of Fifty Shades of Grey? Get out in the garden instead; try our Fifty Shades of Green this season! We now offer a… Read more »

Making a start on your plot

Making a start on your plot

So you’re now the proud tenant of your new plot. You look, you scratch your head, you stand and survey. The fact of the matter is, there is only one… Read more »

Windowsill Gardening

Windowsill Gardening

I have been gardening since I was knee high to my Grandad, he taught me as much about gardening when I was a nipper as I learnt at school about… Read more »

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 »