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How to Grow your Thompson & Morgan Plants

How to grow your Thompson & Morgan plants Whether your plants are delivered as bareroots, bulbs or plugs, you can follow our step by step guides to get your plants off to the best possible start. If you would like to know more about our product specifications, view our How we grow and send your…

Top 10 Plug Plants

…young plants, raring to grow once potted up or planted into their final positions. There are plenty of plug plants to choose from but if you need some inspiration take a look at our pick of top ten plug plants for a quick, easy and reliable display. See our How we grow and send your plants page for…

How to grow bedding plants

…bedding plants' article. How to use bedding plants A fantastic choice for the beginner gardener or new home owner, bedding is short-term planting and allows you to be creative with your garden each year. Bedding plants can be used in beds, borders, hanging baskets, patio containers and to plug gaps…

How To Grow Courgettes

…pots, plant in incredicompost®, mixing in incredicrop® prior to planting up. Caring for your courgettes Plant out early sown plants under cloches or frames in late spring, or wait until after the last hard frost and plant without protection. Acclimatise plants to outside conditions for 10 to 14…

How To Grow Sweet Peas

after year but with less fragrance than their annual cousins. How to sow sweet pea seeds Growing sweet peas couldn't be easier. You can sow them into small pots of compost in autumn and overwinter the young plants in a cold frame or cool greenhouse. Or, you can wait until spring and start planting

How To Sow Wild Flower Seeds

…flower seeds or by using wildflower plug plants. Wildflower seeds are the most cost effective option, particularly for annual meadows or for planting up large areas. For tips on making your garden more wildlife friendly take a look at our article on 'How to encourage wildlife in your garden'. For…

Top 10 Summer Bedding Plants

…our bedding plug plants to quickly get your garden started! It's easy to order bedding plants online. We've listed our 10 best summer bedding plants below. Learn more about growing bedding plants with our 'How to grow bedding plants' guide. For more information about autumn bedding plants for winter…

Top 10 Winter Bedding Plants

…bedding plants for something a bit different! It's easy to order your bedding plants online. Choose from our large range of bedding plant plugs for sale. Take a look at our Top 10 favourites below for lots of winter bedding plant ideas. For more information read this helpful article on how to grow…

How to Set Up a Drip Irrigation System

…Initially looking after the grounds and coordinating the plant trials, I now support the web team offering horticultural advice online. * Home * About Us * Contact Us * Delivery and P&P * My Orders * Frequently Asked Questions * Help with Ordering * How We Grow & Send Your Plants & Seeds * Job…

Top 10 easy to grow flower plants and seeds for beginners | Top 10 flower, fruit and vegetable guides

…it look after itself! With jewel-like flowers and delicate ferny leaves, nigella is much tougher than it looks. As the flowers fade, this pretty plant will set seed for the following year. What could be simpler! 4. Aquilegia Aquilegias are easy plants to grow from seeds and will come back year after

Top 10 easy to grow vegetable plants and seeds for beginners | Top 10 flower, fruit and vegetable guides

…Initially looking after the grounds and coordinating the plant trials, I now support the web team offering horticultural advice online. * Home * About Us * Contact Us * Delivery and P&P * My Orders * Frequently Asked Questions * Help with Ordering * How We Grow & Send Your Plants & Seeds * Job…

Pests & Diseases | How to Prevent and Control Pests & Diseases

Plant Scorch - Why do the leaves on my irises look like they have been singed and have funny creases at the ends too? Powdery Mildew - How should I look after an oak sapling which looks like it has mildew? How should I look after a walnut sapling in a pot? - Is it worth keeping hardy geraniums after

Vegetables | 'How To' Gardening Guides

…will virtually look after themselves.. Find out how to grow parsnips... How To Grow Peas Fresh peas picked straight from the garden are a revelation! Once you've tasted how sweet they really taste, you'll never want to eat frozen peas again. Find out how to grow peas... How To Grow Potatoes What…

What to do in the garden in March

…perennial plants now to improve their vigour and create new plants for your garden. * • If any of your garden plants will need supporting this year, put the supports in now so the plants grow up through them. Adding supports afterwards is difficult and often looks unattractive. * • Plant

What to do in the garden in July

…the greenhouse * • Check plants daily. Water first thing in the morning or in the evening to reduce water loss through evaporation. * • Harden off and plant out any plug plants that you have been growing on. * • Damp down your greenhouse on hot days to increase humidity and deter red…

What to do in the garden in February

…due to low light levels. Later sowings will catch up and grow just as fast. * • For better seed germination, invest in an electric propagator to help your early sowings along. * • Soak sweet pea seeds in tepid water overnight before planting them, to speed up germination. Looking after

Gardening Videos for Beginners

…they can be planted outdoors. Learn how to pot up and grow plug plants with this simple video. View the video here... How to Grow Potted Plants Potted plants are well established and can generally be planted straight into their final positions. Take a look at our video to learn how to plant out your…

Perfect Tomatoes Selector - Online Tomato Guide

…Blend' F1 Hybrid (plug plants) Tomato 'Rio Grande' Tomato 'Roma Nano' Tomato 'Roma VF' Step 3: Sow and grow your tomatoes The next step is to sow your tomato seeds or pot on your tomato plug plants. Click here to view our 'how to' guide for sowing and growing tomato plants. Step 4: Enjoy your…

Product Reviews

…actually planted 3 plugs to a 9cm pot and planted them out mid June, by the end of June I had quite stocky plants that flowered July through to September. I cut them back in September (thinking it would force the roots to grow for winter) and they have so far survived very well looking forward to

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 8th February 2013

…wet. After 4 weeks take them out and place them in a warm propagator at a temperature of about 15-18°C. Hopefully after a few weeks you will see some shoots emerging but do let us know if not. Best of luck Heg, let us know how you get on. Name: Helen Bazzard Question: I'd need to plant your…

Thompson & Morgan | Facebook Question and Answer Session 4th October 2013

…of your sweet corn cobs! I hope this helps, let us know how you get on. Name: Liz Blue Question: Advice needed please on what to expect of the 72 perennial plug plants that I received from you recently. All are potted on and being looked after on cool, light but not too bright indoor windowsills. So…

Frequently Asked Questions

…I look after my plants in the winter? All plants vary depending on variety, whether they are perennial or annual and whether they are hardy. Again, all specific advice is provided in the individual cultural instructions provided. Will it flower this year and how will I know how deep to plant? All…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 30th September 2011

…are susceptible to stem and rhizome rot. You can plant it back outside in late spring after the risk of frost has passed. If you let me know the names of your begonias and geraniums then I can tell you which type they are which will make it much easier to decide how to look after them. Name: Russell…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 19th October 2012

…before you plant them out. This gives them a better chance of establishing before they have to face a cold winter. It's also worth noting that English lavender tends to be a bit tougher than French lavender. However, if you don't have any plants yet then it would be worth buying your plugs now and…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 15th April 2011

…and as i was not ready to plant them in perm position i planted them in large containers 3 per container and had a brilliant show. So I am ready to plant them in perm position is now the right time to do it (growth already about 4 inches) looks like asparagus. And if so how deep and what conditions…

Facebook question

…in Mid Jan. (Please excuse my rude description.) Answer: It looks like your tree peony is getting off to a flying start! Tree peonies can successfully be grown in containers although eventually after 5 or 6 years they will need planting out into a garden bed. Choose a container that is at least 30cm…

2012 Garden New Year's Resolutions

…balcony) I am limited to what I can grow. However, I would like to grow more things on my windowsills, such as salad leaves and herbs. I may become more adventurous after I see how successful I am at growing them! I also want to brighten the place up with some pretty indoor plants." Buy a Windowsill…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 16th September

to undertake some drastic pruning to encourage leaves to grow further down. Many Rhododendrons respond well to being cut back hard although without knowing the specific type your friend has it may be best to cut back in stages to prevent shocking the plant. Pruning should be carried out just after

Facebook questions Oct 29th

…are gardening and will be better for the plants too. Fruit trees are deeper rooting and might struggle after a few years in a limited depth of soil but you could plant currants, raspberries and s trawberries. As you’ve already mentioned, you will need to add plenty of organic matter into the…

Facebook Question and Answer session 10th August 2012

…a plant is then the more resistant to slug attack it will be. With this in mind, it is well worth planting perennials from a 2 litre pot size as these will be better equipped to outgrow any damage that is sustained. I would also use slug pellets, at least while the plants are establishing, to give…