Selecting the right plants for your garden can be a daunting task, especially when there are so many to choose from.
We’ve put together a few ‘top 10’ lists of our best-selling patio plants, hanging basket plants, evergreen shrubs and crops for pots.
These plants are perfect for growing in containers on the patio, but will be just as happy in a flower bed or border. Fuchsia ‘Giants Collection A’ includes five stunning trailing fuchsias and is great value for money.
Geranium ‘GeRainbow’ is the best in its class for trailing geraniums and looks simply stunning in a hanging basket. These low-maintenance plants are perfect for beginners and experienced gardeners alike.
Evergreen shrubs are essential plants for every garden, adding interest in the winter months when gardens are generally looking a bit bare. Daphne ‘Eternal Fragrance’ is a compact variety that just keeps on flowering. Plant it in a container next to a door where you can appreciate its heady fragrance.
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a vegetable patch or an allotment to grow your own vegetables. All these vegetables can be grown in containers on the patio and some in hanging baskets too, which is great if you’re a bit short of space.
Rebecca works in the Marketing department as part of the busy web team, focusing on updating the UK news and blog pages and Thompson & Morgan’s international website. Rebecca enjoys gardening and learning about flowers and growing vegetables with her young daughter.
Hi.Team.. brought these Fuchsia giant flowered collection 5 post plugs, all different, they are
4- DEEP PURPLE
5- WENDYS BEAUTY.
Have been in touch with Thompson & Morgan, but they cannot help and gave me your details
Brought these for my sister,she lives on the edge of the New Forest.and of course they have horses and pony’s that sometimes get into the garden .
So what I ‘asking is are these poisonous if they got in and munched on them,?????would it harm them,???
Hoping you can help as no-one else seems to
thank you for reading
They should be perfectly fine and cause no harm to the horses.
Hi just wanted to know how many fuschia plugs do I put into a hanging basket to give it a full display. Just received your plugs and need to plan ahead
Hi there, thank you for your query. I have enclosed a link which should give you all the information you need. As I am unsure which type of basket you have I thought this would be more helpful. If you need any further assistance do not hesitate to contact me. Kind regards, Wendie
I have tried different hanging baskets outside the front of my house but they die. The front of my house has just a field in front and it gets very hot. Please can you advise. I do like fuchsias and anything that is bright?
Frankie – Jersey, Channel Islands
Hi Frankie, I am sorry to hear that. I will get some advice for you from one of our horticulturalists to help you along. Please note Terri left just after Christmas and I have taken over her role. My name is Wendie Alexander and I am happy for you to comment anytime. I will get back to you as soon as possible. Regards, Wendie
Hi Frankie, having further investigated your problem it would seem that the reason your plants are dying off is the front of the house is too hot. This means that you would need to find plants which do not mind full sun. Such plants as Petunias, Geraniums, Nasturtiums, Verbenas and Bidens. All these plants enjoy full sun and should be fine in the front of your house. I would suggest watering them more than is normal to keep them from drying out. I hope this helps but please do come back to me if you require any further advice. We also have a Facebook page and Twitter for quicker responses to queries. Kindest regards, wendie
Thanks for your help Wendie
what size are the posti plugs?
Hi Andrea, thank you for your question. The size of our garden ready range is approximately 12cm (4.5″). If you have our catalogue the key is on page 129 of the Spring 2016 edition. I hope this helps. Kind regards, Wendie
I’m a little embarrassed to ask this but would really like to know . I was delighted with the fuchsia plug plants I bought from T&M last spring. They flowered all summer and were beautiful.
The question is – are they annuals? They are still sitting in the same pots outside now . Is it time to put them on the compost heap?
Hi Nicky, thank you for your comment. No need to be embarrassed at all! Your Fuchsia hardy collection should come back year after year providing the roots have been protected through winter. It flowers from June then through July, August, September, November. As this is the case it may still come into life over the next few weeks providing the weather stays good. If you would like to send us a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org we can take a better look for you. I hope this helps. Best wishes, Terri
please is it possible to advise us on how many plug plants, such aspetunias,trailing apricot begonias etc to plant in hanging baskets.10,12,and 14ins.hopefully waiting .
Hi Monica, thank you for your comment. Here is a link to our helpful guide that will answer your question and more 🙂 https://www.thompson-morgan.com/how-many-plants-per-hanging-basket-or-container Hope that helps, Terri