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Wild flowers – our top 10

Wild flowers – our top 10

Autumn is the perfect time to sow a hardy annual wildflower display. The soil is still warm for quick germination, and resulting seedlings will be watered by autumn rain. Come… Read more »

Winter Plants –  Pretend it’s summer all through the winter

Winter Plants – Pretend it’s summer all through the winter

Don’t get caught out with empty pots and desolate borders this winter. Just a few minutes ordering some winter plants now will ensure your garden is a riot of colour… Read more »

Clematis – how, when and where?

Clematis – how, when and where?

Clematis is such a versatile plant and can be grown in containers, borders and even trained up walls. You should now be thinking about planting clematis in early autumn, for… Read more »

It’s your neighbourhood – community gardening

It’s your neighbourhood – community gardening

My wife Pat and I are involved in ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ along with 37 other groups, we are known as Forest Road Greenbelt Garden’s. This competition was set up to… Read more »

Upcoming Gardening Events 2014

Upcoming Gardening Events 2014

Gardening events are incredibly exciting to any gardener. You get the opportunity to see new varieties, garden designs, breeding innovations and so much more. In the mist of everyday life,… Read more »

Plants on trial – a sneaky peak

Plants on trial – a sneaky peak

I have always been a fan of over the top, in your face bedding displays and every year I plant out hundreds of plants in beds, pots and baskets. Over… Read more »

Raspberry ‘Ruby Beauty’™ – knocking out traditional varieties

Raspberry ‘Ruby Beauty’™ – knocking out traditional varieties

Raspberry ‘Ruby Beauty’™ is an innovative concept that allows you to grow raspberries on your patio. This space saving raspberry retains its sweet flavour, which we’ve come to expect from… Read more »

Gardening Competitions

Gardening Competitions

Summer is the prime time for your plants as they will be looking their very best. Beautiful blooms of Buddleja Buzz™, turbo-charged trailing fuchsias and shimmering metallic Begonia ‘Garden Angels’… Read more »

Lessons learnt from a beginner gardener – 18 months on

Lessons learnt from a beginner gardener – 18 months on

In December 2012 I wrote my first blog for Thompson & Morgan, all about my first year as a grower of vegetables. Time has passed by rapidly and I have… Read more »

Watering your garden when you’re on holiday

Watering your garden when you’re on holiday

Summer is here and correct me if I’m wrong, but the weather is being quite well-behaved so far. The occasional storm is actually a positive for the plants, giving them… Read more »