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Propagation, planting out and cultivation posts from writers that know their subjects well.

Dahlias masterclass: best expert content

Pink and yellow dahlias in vase

Dahlias come in a range of colours and shapes
Image: Dahlia ‘Tropical Sheer Heaven’ from Thompson & Morgan (©Visions BV, Netherlands)

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. 

This article was reviewed by T&M’s horticultural team and updated on 4th April 2024.

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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.

This article was reviewed by T&M’s horticultural team and updated on 25th March 2024.

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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 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.

Browse our full range of chilli and sweet pepper seeds for inspiration.

This article was reviewed by T&M’s horticultural team and updated on 29 February 2024.

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Understanding plant seeds: F1 hybrids vs open-pollinated varieties

Collection of T&M seed packets

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Most gardeners take huge satisfaction in raising fruit, vegetables, plants and flowers from seed. In the world of horticulture, two main types are often discussed: F1 hybrid seeds and open-pollinated seeds. To help you make a fully informed choice, we asked allotmenteer Rob Smith to explain the difference. Here’s what he said…

In the meantime, if you’re looking for new ideas to try, browse our full range of seeds for inspiration.

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Petunia masterclass: best expert content

Petunia ‘Tidal Wave Improved’ from T&M

This climbing petunia has been trained up an obelisk to create a spectacular focal point
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Here you’ll find the best expert content on raising petunia seeds or growing petunia plug plants. We’ve scoured the web to bring you insights from the experts who know petunias best – the experienced, green-fingered garden bloggers who love to grow them. Here’s a wealth of information and advice to help you successfully grow your own perfect petunias.

This article was reviewed by T&M’s horticultural team and updated on 22 February 2024.

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Mother’s Day gifts much better than a bouquet!

Thompson & Morgan gin garden set

This windowsill herb-growing kit is great for gin-loving mums
Image: Thompson & Morgan

Ditch the daffodils this Mothering Sunday and give a growing gift that will provide many years of enjoyment!

Our range includes the perfect plants for mum’s home or garden, with many delivered ready to display.

From pretty pinks to perky pineapples, fragrant flowers or fresh herbs to garnish their G&Ts, browse our special collection of Mother’s Day Gifts for ideas that every mum will love.

Pretty, pink & delivered ready to display!

Pink Hydroponic Anthurium flower

This hydroponic Anthurium makes an eye-catching Mother’s Day gift
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With long-lasting pink flower bracts and glossy heart-shaped foliage, this amazing Anthurium makes a fabulous focal point!

Supplied with a clear glass vase to display its network of roots, these fascinating flamingo flowers capture the latest trend for hydroponic house plants.

Fabulous fragrant flowers!

White orchid arch with purple and yellow flowers in grey pot

Enjoy this delicately scented orchid throughout the winter months
Image: Thompson & Morgan

This gorgeous Dendrobium orchid is arranged as a beautiful arch, showcasing its gleaming white blooms in a dazzling display.

The long-lasting scented flowers will transform any room with their simple yet luxurious style.

Perfectly petite pineapple!

Pineapple plant in pot

This striking mini pineapple plant removes toxins from the air
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Grow your own exotic fruits with this amazingly architectural Pineapple plant! Ideal for a bright windowsill or conservatory and with air-purifying properties, it’s sure to create a tropical talking point in the home. In summer, plants produce cones of purple flowers with bright red bracts, followed by slowly-developing fruits.

Grow Your Own Gin Garden

Thompson & Morgan gin garden kit

Grow your own cocktail ingredients with this beautifully boxed kit
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Supplied with everything you need to grow herbs to perfectly complement your favourite gin and tonics!

A great gift for gin lovers, this beautiful gin garden gift set fits perfectly on a windowsill, so mum can pick fresh herbs to flavour her drinks. Kit contains a wooden crate with chalk board and chalk, zinc pots, seeds, soil and snips for harvesting herbs.

Grow a blaze of spring colour!

Bright pink rhododendron flower

This striking Rhododendron flowers prolifically each spring
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Perfect for growing in patio containers, evergreen Azalea ‘Mother’s Day’ will burst into bloom each May with a blaze of spring colour!

Its pillar box-red, semi double flowers are complemented by the glossy green leaves of this neat little shrub, offering an unforgettable display for years to come.

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Lasting longer than a bunch of cut flowers, living gifts give joy for many years, creating memories mum will love.

This is just a small selection from our gift range – shop all Mother’s Day 2024 gifts here.

Strawberries masterclass: best expert content

Closeup of strawberry in basket

Homegrown strawberries taste better than anything you can buy in a supermarket
Image: Strawberry ‘Vibrant’ from Thompson & Morgan

If you like growing delicious strawberries we’re delighted to bring you a collection of the best advice from the internet. These bloggers, YouTubers and Instagrammers are people who practise what they preach, growing heavily-fruiting strawberry plants season after season, and sharing their knowhow so that you can enjoy a bumper crop too. Read on for some great strawberry-growing tips…

This article was reviewed by T&M’s horticultural team and updated on 14 February 2024.

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Perennials masterclass: best expert content

Group of perennials in garden

Perennials brighten up all beds, borders & containers
Image: Nurseryman’s Choice Perennials from Thompson & Morgan (©Customer – Susan Edwards)

Perennial plants are the trusty stalwarts of our beds, borders and containers. Thriving for many years before they need renewing, they’re a vital part of every well-designed planting scheme. To help you get the most from your perennials, we’ve searched the internet to bring together this comprehensive list of excellent blog posts and YouTube videos. Here are some top tips from expert gardeners who, when it comes to perennials, really know their stuff.

This article was reviewed by T&M’s horticultural team and updated on 14 February 2024.

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Win Summer Bedding Plants worth over £50 from Thompson & Morgan

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Win Summer Bedding Plants worth over £50 from Thompson & Morgan

Thank you for entering and good luck! The lucky winner will receive a bundle of bedding plants from Thompson & Morgan’s exciting range.

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Tomatoes masterclass: best expert content

Closeup of beefsteak tomatoes

Try Tomato ‘Gourmandia’ F1 Hybrid for gorgeous texture and flavour
Image: Tomato ‘Gourmandia’ F1 Hybrid from Thompson & Morgan

Do you want to grow your own fresh tomatoes? Here’s a collection of the best online content to get you started and refine your technique. From sowing and germinating tomato seeds through to dealing with a glut, this comprehensive mix of expert content includes articles, how-to videos and Instagram posts to help you grow your own bumper crop of sweet and juicy tomatoes, whether you have a greenhouse or not. 

This article was reviewed by the T&M horticultural team and updated on 23 January 2024.

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