Blogs We Love

Here at Thompson & Morgan we love to check out other blogs. There are so many great allotment and gardening bloggers out there, it would be a shame not to share what they do with you – here are just a few of our favourites.

Pond plants masterclass: best expert content

Water Lily (White) from T&M

Water lilies are quintessential deep water pond plants
Image: Water Lily (White) from Thompson & Morgan

Whether you want to attract wildlife to your garden or create a unique focal point, a pond is a great way to introduce a whole new range of plants to your outdoor space. Here are some of the best independent videos, articles and posts to help you plan a new water feature or spruce up an existing one. Before you start digging, browse our excellent range of native and exotic pond plants for inspiration.

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Wisteria masterclass: best expert content

Wisteria floribunda 'Domino' from Thompson & Morgan

Wisteria flowers are highly scented and look fantastic trailing en masse
Image: Wisteria floribunda ‘Domino’ from Thompson & Morgan

Find everything you need to grow fabulous wisteria here. From troubleshooting flowering issues to keeping these vigorous climbers under control with correct pruning techniques, these independent articles, videos and Instagram posts are packed with useful tips. And if you’re tempted to plant one of these glorious vines in your own garden, take a look at our full range of wisteria shrubs for inspiration. 

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Herbs masterclass: best expert content

Golden Feverfew flowers from Thompson & Morgan

Herbs like feverfew attract pollinators and provide an edible crop
Image: Feverfew from Thompson & Morgan

Here’s everything you need to know to grow your own herbs. Hugely versatile, herbs are great for adding flavour to food, making fresh tea and even feeding to other plants. Take a look through these independent blog articles, YouTube videos and Instagram posts for a wealth of top growing tips. Want to grow your own? Browse our wide range of herb seeds or pick up a few herb plants to get your kitchen garden off to a flying start.

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Clematis masterclass: best expert content

Pink Clematis 'Elizabeth' from Thompson & Morgan

Clematis ‘Elizabeth’ brings colour and scent to your garden
Image: Clematis ‘Elizabeth’ from Thompson & Morgan

Find all you need to grow spectacular clematis plants here. Whether you love rambling evergreens or compact types for patio containers, these independent articles, videos and Instagram posts are packed full of helpful advice. Discover new and interesting varieties to grow, learn how to prune the different groups of clematis, and pick up expert planting tips to successfully fill your garden with these special blooms.

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Hedges masterclass: best expert content

Green hornbeam hedging

Hedges provide shelter and privacy in the garden
Image: Hornbeam (hedging) from Thompson & Morgan

Here’s everything you need to create a spectacular living boundary from hedging plants in your garden. We’ve pulled together wisdom from a whole host of independent gardeners and designers and featured their best YouTube videos, Instagram posts and articles. Whether you start with bare root or container grown plants, here’s how to choose, plant and prune the perfect hedge.

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Hanging baskets masterclass: best expert content

Multicoloured Nurseryman’s Choice Hanging Basket Mixed Collection from Thompson & Morgan

Hanging baskets are easy to maintain and grow
Image: Nurseryman’s Choice Hanging Basket Mixed Collection from Thompson & Morgan

Here’s all the advice you need to help you enjoy the best hanging baskets you’ve ever created. Packed with useful articles, videos and Instagram posts – these gardeners have generously shared the knowledge they’ve acquired through years of trial and error. If you’re new to basket growing or you’re keen to learn more, here’s how to choose the best hanging basket plants along with tips to keep them blooming for as long as possible.

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Roses masterclass: best expert content

‘Belle du Jour’ from Thompson & Morgan

Roses are quintessential English country garden plants
Image: Rose ‘Belle du Jour’ from Thompson & Morgan

Delve into these gems of expert knowledge to help you grow fabulous roses in your garden. We’ve scoured the internet to find the best planting, propagating and pruning advice from a wide range of independent rose-growing Youtubers, Instagrammers and bloggers. From growing repeat-flowering hybrid teas to choosing heritage English varieties for their gorgeous colour and scent, and whether you’re planting a single standard rose or planning an entire rose garden from bare root plants, these top tips will inspire and inform you every step of the way.

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Cucumbers masterclass: best expert content

Cucumber 'Carmen' F1 Hybrid Grafted from T&M

Cucumbers are prolific in the right conditions
Image: Cucumber ‘Carmen’ F1 Hybrid Grafted from Thompson & Morgan

Here’s a collection of the best independent content to help you grow your own crunchy cucumbers. These videos, articles and Instagram posts feature everything from sowing these popular salad seeds through to pricking out and pollination. There’s even a tasty recipe suggestion in case of a glut! If you want to successfully grow cucumbers in your garden or allotment, you’ve come to the right place…

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Peas and beans masterclass: best expert content

Broad Bean ‘The Sutton’ from T&M

Neat & compact, Broad Bean ‘The Sutton’ is perfect for growing in containers or small gardens
Image: Broad Bean ‘The Sutton’ from Thompson & Morgan

In our search for expert advice on growing peas and beans, we turned to some of the best grow-your-own bloggers, Instagrammers and YouTubers. Whether you’re new to growing veg or a seasoned gardener looking for tips to get more from your pea and bean plants, there’s plenty of food for thought here.

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