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.

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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Dahlias masterclass: best expert content

Dahlia ‘Sunset Shades’ from T&M

Dahlias come in a range of colours and styles
Image: Dahlia ‘Sunset Shades’ from Thompson & Morgan

Here’s a masterclass on growing dahlias courtesy of some of our favourite gardening bloggers, YouTubers, and Instagrammers. When it comes to dahlias, not only do these growers know their stuff, but they’re also happy to share their knowledge and experience. Whether you want to plant dahlia tubers or raise them from seed, this is the place to start. 

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Chillies and sweet peppers masterclass: best expert content

Chilli Pepper 'Fresno Mix' F1 from T&M

Chillies and sweet peppers both pack a colourful flavour punch
Image: Chilli Pepper ‘Fresno Mix’ F1 Seeds from Thompson & Morgan

If you want to grow your own chilli and sweet pepper plants indoors on a sunny windowsill or outdoors in the garden, here’s the best advice from some of our favourite Instagrammers, YouTubers and bloggers. These independent posts and videos give you step-by-step guidance on how to grow your own crops of colourful peppers – both fiery and sweet.

Here’s everything you need to know about sowing chilli and sweet pepper seeds, along with caring for, and harvesting, your crop. We couldn’t resist including a few tasty tips on how to enjoy eating your chillies too!

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Hyacinths masterclass: best expert content

Hyacinth ‘T&M Mix’ from Thompson & Morgan

Hyacinths create fabulous colour displays with powerful scent
Image: Hyacinth ‘T&M Mix’ from Thompson & Morgan

If you want to force hyacinth bulbs indoors to enjoy their flower, scent and colour over the winter, here’s a selection of expert advice from our favourite bloggers, YouTubers and Instagrammers. These independent posts and videos give you step-by-step advice on how to make these spring-flowering bulbs bloom early. You’ll also find information on growing them in water, and getting your hyacinths to flower again, year after year.

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Best interiors Instagrammers to follow

Colourful backdrop for interior design from @poppyrobin_myhome

Follow these accounts and get interior design inspiration
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Do you want to give your home a stylish new makeover and change things up a bit? Here are some of the best Instagram accounts to provide inspiration. Not only do these clever creatives offer a peek at their truly lovely homes, they share top tips to help you achieve the look yourself. Whether you’re hunting for ideas or just enjoy having something beautiful to admire during your coffee break, these are the Insta accounts to follow…

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Onions masterclass: best expert content

Onion sets ‘Troy’ (Autumn planting) from Thompson & Morgan

Homegrown onions ready for storage
Image: Onion sets ‘Troy’ (Autumn planting) from Thompson & Morgan

For the best independent advice on growing onions, we’ve found a selection of expert articles, videos and Instagram posts to help you raise a bumper crop. Whether you prefer to plant onion sets in autumn or spring, or you want to grow huge, exhibition-sized bulbs that you’ve carefully nurtured from onion seeds, here are some top tips…

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Garlic masterclass: best expert content

Garlic ‘Carcassonne Wight’ from Thompson & Morgan

Carcassonne Wight is one of the most successful garlic varieties for overwintering
Image: Garlic ‘Carcassonne Wight’ from Thompson & Morgan

If you love the taste of garlic and want to try growing your own garlic sets from scratch, here’s where you’ll find some of the best advice. These YouTubers and bloggers are garlic growing experts and will help you get the most from this tasty bulb. Here’s how to plant, care for, and eventually store your own homegrown garlic…

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Apples masterclass: best expert content

Apple Braeburn from Thompson & Morgan

Popular and easy to grow, start your own mini orchard with apple trees
Image: Apple ‘Braeburn’ from Thompson & Morgan

Here’s where you’ll find our collection of the best expert content on growing apple trees. If you love to grow apples for cooking or eating, these garden bloggers, YouTubers and Instagrammers offer the fruits of their own experience to help you grow your own bumper crops. If you want to know which apple trees to grow, or need help with pruning, training, pests or harvesting, this is the place to start…

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