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The Colour Purple

Well, technically it’s not “the colour purple” but rather Pantone Ultra Violet 18-3838, that's predicted to be the colour of the year - but that doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue now, does it? Whilst purple is supposed to suggest the mysteries of the cosmos,...

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December

Hello Gardeners, Season’s Greetings, I hope you are happy and healthy. Soon 2017 will draw to a close, and the growing cycle will begin again. Every year I am grateful to the fantastic Thompson and Morgan team for allowing me to write a monthly customer blog, but what...

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8 gorgeous garden visiting blogs

Here’s your chance to take a stroll around some fabulous gardens without leaving the comfort of your home. We’ve scoured the web to come up with some intrepid garden adventurers – bloggers who like to get out and about – read on to find out where they’ve been....

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Yacon — A Newcomer from South America

All the way from South America, rather like Paddington Bear, comes my new favourite vegetable, Yacon, Smallanthus sonchifolius, distantly related to Jerusalem artichokes and carrying with it a host of intriguing culinary possibilities. What is it? Yacon tubers form...

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10 inspiring Instagramming urban gardeners

You don’t need a small holding, an allotment, or even a garden to grow your own fresh flowers and food these days. Enterprising urban gardeners are making the most of windowsills, balconies and wasteland to grow theirs. City gardeners are growing sustainable food and...

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Heavenly Hellebores – Thompson & Morgan World Exclusive

Anemone Flowered Mix                                                                             Double Flowered Hellebore ‘Selene’ Our plant breeding team is proud to unveil its latest success – two brand new and exclusive mixes of hellebores, the UK’s favourite...

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Exciting new additions to T&M seed range

We’re thrilled to be releasing two new seed varieties in the next few weeks. One, Poppy ‘Supreme’, is yet another innovative new flower from our own breeding programme. The other, Tomato ‘Oh Happy Day’ will most certainly be welcomed by gardeners who struggle to grow tomatoes outside due to the ever-present danger of blight.

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