What better way to brighten up the dark and gloomy months of winter than by planting a balcony full of colourful winter-flowering shrubs and bedding plants? Here are seven of our favourites, all of which are suitable for planting in patio pots and containers.
Do you know which gardening jobs need to be done in winter? Let our Thompson & Morgan bloggers tell you! Winter's not a completely desolate time; there are still plenty of colours to be found in the colder months.
Colour in the cold: 5 wildflowers for winter gardens
Here are five native and naturalised wildflowers that provide colour and interest during the cooler months.
Spread The Love
I’m really not a fan of the aforementioned festive season, but I’ve suddenly realised that I lurve January! The inclement weather gives me the perfect excuse to be bone idle guilt free. Mind you, some things can’t wait, especially when you are up against the...
Winter hanging baskets – planting ideas
Once the last of summer’s flowers have faded, it’s tempting to discard the plants, store the hanging baskets behind the shed, and give up until spring. But that would be to miss out on the colour, texture and form offered by dwarf evergreen shrubs and winter...
Today I’ve spent time sorting out the winter bedding from the greenhouse which are in need of transplanting into the herbaceous borders. The Stocks ‘Most scented mix’ and the Polyanthus ‘Crescendo’ have been desperate to be planted, out growing their nursery pots so I...
Chickens, slugs and clearing up the vegetable plot
Theresa’s first blog concerns her veg plot & her chickens!
Welcome To The New Gardening Year 2017
Jean Willis takes a look back at her plantings success in 2016
Watch out plants – No hiding place!
Caroline shows us her favourite plants for 2016 and gets ready for 2017
A Winter’s Tale
Julia Boulton talks about what worked in her garden in this year
Christmas is fast approaching!
Jean Willis is ready for winter and for Christmas, before the weather sets in!