Welcome to Thompson & Morgan’s gardening blog

Summer in Pembrokeshire!

Hello Everyone, What's happened to the summer sun? Honestly it's more like autumn in Pembrokeshire! The days are usually overcast, with a fair chance of a shower. The wind makes it impossible some days to open the greenhouse doors or windows for fear of damage, and...

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In Search of Seasonality

A first blog for Thompson & Morgan We’ve been witnessing a bit of a quiet revolution in recent times, with more and more of us turning away from mass-produced convenience foods towards a more organic, back to nature approach, including the food we order out.  It’s...

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The scent of a sweet pea

Does any flower smell more enchanting than the sweet pea? Probably. An old fashioned rose, a tropical tiare, a heady jasmine, an undiscovered sticky frilly thing growing in a rainforest, I’m sure there are many. But I am quite certain that no other flower offers a...

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Was it a bird? Was it a squirrel?………….

.............I actually found out later that it was a Sugar Glider from Australia. Whilst walking away from a garden centre to the car I saw something on the trunk of one of the Yucca trees that was in a planter just outside the entrance.  As we got closer it looked...

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Thompson & Morgan Triallist’s Blog – July 2017

GAPS KEEP APPEARING I feel sorry for David, I really do! He can’t help getting nervous when every time I go into the garden I dig up any plant that displeases me, seemingly on a whim. He reckons if he stands still too long I‘ll get rid of him an’all! I felt so...

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Jack’s Top Ten Beginners’ Tools for Gardening

Watering Can – there is something satisfying about watering  plants from a watering can. My favourite is an old fashioned aluminium one with a long spout. Ideally the water should be sourced from a water butt in order to recycle the rain, but obviously that's not...

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Gardening for Beginners

Five years ago our lives were very different.  My wife and I were both commuting for at least 2 hours a day whilst using a childminder to look after our young family. We were on a treadmill of long days and early mornings without a great quality of life.  Something...

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The Three C’s – courgettes, cucumbers and cucamelons!

The Three C's Every time I offer some knowledge with regards to growing crops for your business, the first question is always, so how long have you been growing the beard? It's not really the first, it's about the 5th question! They actually want to know the easiest...

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