Welcome to Thompson & Morgan’s gardening blog

Breaking Down Barriers

Five years ago my local horticultural society was on the brink of extinction. Membership numbers had dwindled and the society was losing hundreds of pounds every year.  The main expense was the putting on of the shows. Something had to change or the society would have...

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Pumpkin twins’ giant beats their own record!

At this weekend’s Autumn Pumpkin Festival in Netley, Southampton, sponsored by Thompson & Morgan, no less than four British records were broken. Stuart and Ian Paton broke the record that they set in 2016 for the heaviest pumpkin to be grown in the UK. Weighing in at...

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Climbing Rose Pruning

Hello October. October is my favourite month, as I can do my favourite annual job in the garden. A lot of people seem to be scared of rose pruning, but I actually love it. The more challenging the better. Each year the lovely Rosa “Climbing Shot Silk” gets a tidy up....

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The Importance of Proper Greenhouse Ventilation

Gardening enthusiast and exotic plant lover Clive Harris of DIY Garden shares his knowledge on why greenhouse ventilation is so important. Many novice gardeners are afraid of greenhouses, considering them high-maintenance mediums for demanding plants. However, modern...

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7 supreme Scottish gardening blogs

With wild chunks of land in the countryside and petite backyards in the capital, veg plots and flowerbeds, these are seven of our favourite Scottish gardening bloggers. Dig in! A Pentland Garden Diary When Nadine Pierce and her ‘partner in gardening grime’ Sandy moved...

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September in Pembrokshire

Welcome Everyone, As you know from previous September blogs I love this month. I love the last of the warm sunny days, before the transformation of of Autumn, with its crisp mornings, wood-smoke, and crunchy colourful leaves. Though this September has not been the...

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8 inspiring indoor garden blogs

Gardening’s not all about braving the weather and turning over forkfuls of soil. Thousands of gardeners get their horticultural joy indoors, tending their plants in the shelter of their homes. Here are a few of our favourite indoor gardening bloggers - read on, take a...

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September – A Lofty Experience

Listen, I’m all for a challenge but opening your garden for charity in October? That’s a new one on me! Way, way back in April our garden was recommended to a local U3A group by A Friend (you know who you are!) as ideal for visiting in autumn. How flattering, I...

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