Most gardeners have at least one difficult spot in their garden. One of the most challenging is the shade cast by buildings and trees. A shady spot can be difficult for plants as it creates a cool environment and is often coupled with dry soil or very damp soil. However there are many plants that…
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These popular spring bulbs produce showy and highly fragrant flowers on neat compact stems. Ideal for growing in containers, window boxes or garden borders, try growing hyacinth bulbs indoors too for fragrant Christmas gifts or simply to brighten up your own home!
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Winter bedding plants are biennial or perennial plants which are planted in the autumn, some flowering throughout the winter during milder spells, before putting on a burst of vigorous growth in the spring. We've listed our 10 best winter bedding plants for a welcome splash of colour in your winter…
Buddleja 'Buzz'™ is the first Buddleja bred to be a dwarf variety. This dwarf buddleja is perfect for growing in patio pots and containers.
Planting bulbs, corms and tubers is an easy way to ensure colourful displays in your garden, particularly in spring before the rest of the garden has woken from its winter dormancy. Bulbs can be planted in containers or borders, and look particularly effective when naturalised in grass. There are…
When choosing trees for small gardens it is worth considering just how much space you have and which seasons of interest best suit your planting scheme. Trees can bring all sorts of interest to your garden whether through flowers, foliage, fruit or bark; and can create colour and interest all year…
Find out how Thompson & Morgan grow and send your plants and seeds. See pictures of our different size plug plants to help you make your decision.
Evergreen shrubs provide permanent structure in the garden and all-year-round interest. They come in a whole range of foliage colours and many have showy or fragrant flowers too. Read on and discover the best evergreen shrubs for your garden.
Here are some of our Facebook fans hints and tips on how to save water during long periods of hot, dry weather. From installing water butts to retaining water from the shower, make sure you don't get caught by the hosepip ban and do your bit for the environment at the same time with our water…
Looking for instant impact? Here are our suggestions the best shrubs, trees, perennials and evergreen plants to get your garden off to a flying start.
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Horticultural questions and answers 14th June 2013 - topics include: Mandevilla not flowering, aphids on apple trees, Oleander toxicity, sweet rocket changing colour, ground cover lilies height, controlling lily beetle, yellowing leaves on sweet peas, how to grow lavender from seed, how to prune…
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Pansies are well-loved bedding plants and some will flower in winter too. They're surprisingly easy to grow from seed - read our handy guide now.
Known as the New Zealand Yam, Oca is an unusual member of the Oxalis family that has long been grown in the Andes for its nutritionally rich tubers with a tangy lemon flavour that becomes nuttier once cooked.
This page provides advice on preventative measures to get rid of slugs in your garden. Pop down to your greenhouse one night and see whether you can spot them. Pick them off the plants and kill them, use beer traps, or apply a sharp scratchy mulch such as gravel to deter them...
Horticultural questions and answers 22nd February 2013 - topics include: Growing Hibiscus, pruning a hardy fuchsia, repotting clematis, pruning clematis, daffodil blindness, outdoor tomato varieties, growing Bougainvillea in the UK, lily bulbs sprouting early.
What to sow in August: winter-flowering pansies, violas, annual poppies, cornflower, calendula, winter lettuce, salad vegetables, quick-maturing carrots¦
Horticultural questions and answers 15th April - Topics include: Growing Ginger Lilies, Moving Primroses, Planting up flower pouches, Pruning Buddlejas, Controlling Peach leaf curl.
Horticultural questions and answers 4th October 2013 - topics include: Over-wintering variegated Azara serrata cuttings, Azara microphylla not flowering, how deep to plant tulips, planting autumn shallot sets, mutated sweet corn, how to grow perennial plug plants in autumn, over-wintering Azaleas.
Horticultural questions and answers 11th January 2013 - topics include: New garden ideas, what to do with wet soil, plants for hot dry gardens, pruning apricot, almond and pomegranate trees, forcing hyacinth bulbs for May, potting up miniature roses, how many lilies to plant per container.
If you garden on the coast or your garden is exposed to strong winds then this is the guide for you! Exposed gardens often bear the full brunt of the weather, from icy gales in the depths of winter to drying winds in the summer which scorch foliage and break fragile stems. In a coastal garden the…
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What to sow in September: euphorbia, dierama, calendula, viola, salvia, red hot poker, hollyhock, nigella, spring cabbage, spinach, hardy spring onions¦
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Ground cover plants are useful in the garden for covering bare patches of soil beneath trees or shrubs or for covering steep banks where access is difficult. Their roots also help to stabilise soil on steep slopes. Ground cover plants brighten up otherwise dull areas and will suppress weeds, making…
If you're asking What vegetables can I grow in winter??, take a look at our top 10 winter growing vegetables that will keep you out in the garden all year round!
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For the very finest sweet pea blooms for cut flowers and exhibiting we are always recommended to sow in the autumn. Bernard Jones explains why and describes the ideal technique.
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If you want to know which vegetable and flower seeds you can sow and grow throughout the year, then look no further. Find out which seeds you can order now¦
Buy garden-ready plants, pre-planted hanging baskets and plug plants from T&M. Just plant, water, and enjoy! Bred and selected for best garden performance.
Perennial plants add colour and seasonal interest to the garden, often attracting bees and butterflies. They are incredibly versatile and are an easy alternative to annual flowers, returning each year and growing larger as they mature. Read on and discover the best perennial plants for your garden.