Welcome to Thompson & Morgan’s gardening blog

Climbing Rose Pruning

Hello October. October is my favourite month, as I can do my favourite annual job in the garden. A lot of people seem to be scared of rose pruning, but I actually love it. The more challenging the better. Each year the lovely Rosa “Climbing Shot Silk” gets a tidy up....

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The Importance of Proper Greenhouse Ventilation

Gardening enthusiast and exotic plant lover Clive Harris of DIY Garden shares his knowledge on why greenhouse ventilation is so important. Many novice gardeners are afraid of greenhouses, considering them high-maintenance mediums for demanding plants. However, modern...

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7 supreme Scottish gardening blogs

With wild chunks of land in the countryside and petite backyards in the capital, veg plots and flowerbeds, these are seven of our favourite Scottish gardening bloggers. Dig in! A Pentland Garden Diary When Nadine Pierce and her ‘partner in gardening grime’ Sandy moved...

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September in Pembrokshire

Welcome Everyone, As you know from previous September blogs I love this month. I love the last of the warm sunny days, before the transformation of of Autumn, with its crisp mornings, wood-smoke, and crunchy colourful leaves. Though this September has not been the...

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8 inspiring indoor garden blogs

Gardening’s not all about braving the weather and turning over forkfuls of soil. Thousands of gardeners get their horticultural joy indoors, tending their plants in the shelter of their homes. Here are a few of our favourite indoor gardening bloggers - read on, take a...

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September – A Lofty Experience

Listen, I’m all for a challenge but opening your garden for charity in October? That’s a new one on me! Way, way back in April our garden was recommended to a local U3A group by A Friend (you know who you are!) as ideal for visiting in autumn. How flattering, I...

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Still blooming fabulous at Ipswich station!

We were alerted last week by a customer on Twitter who remarked on the impressive sight of Thompson & Morgan’s begonia pots at Ipswich station. We quickly despatched T&M’s intrepid photographer, Helen Freeman, to capture proof that these fabulous plants were indeed...

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Interview with a Giant Pumpkin Maker

Recently, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to talk to Ian Paton about his success at growing record-winning pumpkins. Last year Ian and his twin brother Stuart broke the UK record for the heaviest pumpkin grown indoors, which weighed in at a whopping 2252lbs...

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