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'Winter Catalogue'

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Our latest catalogues Find out more about our range of catalogues and request your free copy. Choose from the Seed, Cottage Garden, Spring Plants, Kitchen Garden, Fruit or Christmas catalogues. The Seed Catalogue We're thrilled to be able to offer you the very best new seed varieties - many of them…

Winter Hanging Basket Master Class

…Blog * Competitions * Winter Hanging Basket Master Class Your Winter Hanging Basket Master Class Sometimes our gardens can be slightly depressing and dull in winter, but why should our gardens suffer? You can create beautiful hanging basket displays for your garden this winter in 10 easy steps. Let…

Top 10 Winter Bedding Plants

…Q&A * Social Community * Video Library * Gardening Blog * Competitions * Top 10 Winter Bedding Plants Top 10 winter bedding plants Autumn is the perfect time to plant out bedding plants for spring flowering. Winter bedding plants are often referred to as Spring bedding plants or even autumn bedding…

Top 10 vegetables to grow over winter

…over winter Top 10 Vegetables to Grow Over Winter Don't let your vegetable plot stand empty and neglected over winter. There are plenty of winter vegetables to grow throughout the coldest months. Winter vegetable growing allows you to extend the season and many vegetables that can be grown in winter

Top 10 Autumn and Winter Flowering Bulbs

…and plant them exactly where they land. 10. Winter Aconite These cheery winter aconite bulbs produce golden, cup-shaped flowers surrounded by a green collar of leaves - just like buttercups in the depths of winter! Not for the tidy gardener - Winter Aconites almost demand to be grown in bold natural…

Pansies are not Difficult to Grow from Seeds

…the names 'Winter Flowered Mixed' and 'Hiemalis' crop up in more than one catalogue. Generally these were all varieties which produced a few flowers in the autumn, a few flowers in mild spells in winter then started their main display early in the spring though 'Hiemalis' was more genuinely winter

Hardy Annuals: Part 2

…suitable as neat edging or border plants like 'Empress of India' or 'Milkmaid'. Unusual varieties As well as the tried and tested favourites there's a huge range of good hardy annuals listed in catalogues which are worth trying. And it's not only the conventional seed catalogues which provide

Frequently Asked Questions

…a Catalogue How do I request a catalogue? Please click here to request a copy of our printed catalogue, please note that some catalogues are not available all year round, we will retain your request and send you a copy of the new edition as soon as it is printed. I have received a catalogue, but…

Viability of Vegetables

…away faster than old which serves for summer. * You have in your drawer since Candlemas Day, * All the seed packets you daren't throw away, * Seed Catalogue cometh as year it doth end, * But look in ye drawer before money you spend. * Throw out ye Parsnip, 'tis no good next year, * And Scorzonera if…

Salad Leaves - a lot to be desired

…conditions for good germination. The thinnings can be used in salads, followed rather slowly by the hardy, fully grown plants in autumn and winter. Individual leaves can be picked off, or the whole rosettes of rather spoon-shaped leaves cut for use later on, leaving the roots to produce further…

Top 10 Gardening Articles & Guides

…our Top 10 Summer Bedding Plants... Top 10 Winter Bedding Plants Winter bedding plants fill your garden with cheerful colour during the coldest months of the year. Plant them for a welcome splash of colour through winter and spring. View our Top 10 Winter Bedding Plants... Top 10 Cut Flowers A vase…

autumn plants inspiration

…Clematis 'Big Brother'' Easy grow perennial High disease resistance Unusual shrub rose Easy to grow perennial Explosion of colour Hardy Shrub Jazz up winter Half-hardy climber * Home * About Us * Contact Us * Delivery and P&P * My Orders * Frequently Asked Questions * Help with Ordering * How We…

Seed Abbreviations

…annuals and are discarded when they have finished flowering. Geraniums can, however, be lifted before the first frost of autumn and kept over the winter in a frost free place. Dahlias and other plants that produce tuberous roots should be lifted in late autumn and stored. HP - Hardy Perennial The…

Shrubs & Climbers

…and butterflies Perfect for patio containers A top foliage choice for privacy screening RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2014 Spectacular winter stem colour Almost peony-like blooms * Home * About Us * Contact Us * Delivery and P&P * My Orders * Frequently Asked Questions * Help with…

Buy Plants, Seeds, Fruit Trees & Seed Potatoes

…Garden This Month * Gardening For Beginners * Gardening Guides * Gardening Q&A * Social Community * Video Library * Gardening Blog * Competitions * Winter Sale - up to 50% Off 9 Postiplug plants NOW £19.99 24 plug plants NOW £7.99 NOW £4.99 + FREE £5 voucher 20 tubers NOW ONLY £2.99 Grow up to…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 4th April 2014

…cold greenhouse first 2 winters but outside for last 2. * Sue - T&M Horticultural Expert * Hi Julie, Gardenias originate from open woodlands and savannah in tropical or subtropical areas of the world and as such do like to have plenty of light and warmth, even in the winter, as they are evergreen.…

Flowers | How To Gardening Guides & Tips

…addition to the garden. Find out how to sow wild flower seeds... How To Plant Winter Hanging Baskets You can create beautiful hanging basket displays for your garden this winter in 10 easy steps. Find out how to plant winter hanging baskets... How To Grow Wisteria Wisteria is the quintessential…

Agapanthus

…for the winter. They are still frequently seen grown in this way as they make an extremely decorative feature, particularly on terraces where they can stand guard on either side of a doorway or at the top or bottom of a set of steps. As the containers should be taken inside during winter there is…

How to grow bedding plants

…height, scent or texture to your garden. Growing bedding plants is easy with our comprehensive guide. For more information about winter bedding plants, read our 'Top ten winter bedding plants' article. How to use bedding plants A fantastic choice for the beginner gardener or new home owner, bedding…

Top 10 tips to prepare your garden for spring

…* Video Library * Gardening Blog * Competitions * Top 10 tips to prepare your garden for spring Top 10 tips to prepare your garden for Spring Winter is normally a quiet time in the garden but it won't be long before spring arrives and you'll be caught up in the frenzy of seed-sowing, growing,…

Buy Flower Plants & Seeds UK - Order Flowers Online

…where it will give a long season of interest. Hydrangea 'Miss Saori' makes a lovely cut flower too. Plant clematis this autumn... Grow evergreen and winter flowering clematis varieties to brighten up the garden in bleak months when little else is in flower. Montana types are great for the impatient…

Fuchsia Festival 2015

…thirds in early spring. Paul Hansord "Few other plants perform so well in the garden with so little upkeep. Even 'tender' types can make it through winter with minimal protection in a sheltered garden. There is a fuchsia for every garden and every gardener" Kris Collins - Communications officer and…

Gardening Guides

…guides here... Top 10 Gardening Articles Sue Sanderson gives us her top 10 of various subjects from spring flowering bulbs, preparation tips for winter to money saving tips in the garden. View the articles here... Plants for a Purpose From cool, shady beds to dry, sunny borders, most gardeners have…

Gardening Questions & Answers

…suckers * Planting ideas for decorating a grave Q&A from 04/04/2014 * Pruning Fuchsias in Spring * Growing Gardenias * Umbrella Pine scorched by winter weather Q&A from 21/03/2014 * Growing potato in bags * Growing Honesty in the garden * Growing Sweet Peas * No worms in the compost bin! Q&A from…

Gardening Videos for Beginners

…garden plants. View the video here... How to Grow Bareroot Trees & Shrubs Many trees and shrubs are delivered bareroot whilst dormant during the winter months. Our helpful video explains how to plant bareroot shrubs and trees to give them the best start. View the video here... How to Grow Bareroot…

'How to' Gardening Video Library

…Tips View video... 'How To' Use Incredibloom® View video... 'How To' Use Slow Release Fertiliser View video... Plant An Easy Fill Basket For Winter View video... 'How To' Plant Up a Flower Ball™ View video... 'How To' Plant Up a Flower Pouch® View video... 'How To' Plant Up a Hanging…

Facebook Question and Answer session 25th July 2014

…but leave the foliage to die back naturally. Protect plants from severe winter weather by providing a dry mulch of bark chips or straw in late autumn. Container grown plants can be moved to a frost free position over winter if you live in a particularly cold area, although I have always got away…

How to improve your garden soil

…In the winter and spring clay soils are often too wet to be worked effectively and too hard to be worked in the summer. * Don't over-work your soil when digging. In the autumn it is a good idea to simply lift big clods of clay to the surface so they can be broken down by frost and winter weather.…

How To Prune a Clematis

…for sale to find one that is perfect for your garden. Clematis Pruning Group 1 - Early flowering clematis Group 1 includes winter flowering clematis that bloom in winter and spring on the previous year's growth. These early flowering Clematis varieties include, Clematis alpina, Clematis macropetala,…

Top 10 Spring Flowering Bulbs

…surprisingly hardy and well equipped for outdoor cultivation. Try Hyacinth 'Midnight Mystique' for its enigmatic black flowers. 7. Winter aconite Despite its name winter aconite flowers into spring and attracts bees and other beneficial pollinating insects to your garden. The delightful flowers form…

How to plant and grow bulbs, corms and tubers

…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 bulbs, corms and tubers…

Top 10 Plug Plants

…containers. Winter-flowering pansies inject a welcome splash of colour when most other plants are dormant, making an invaluable addition to autumn, winter and spring container displays. Save yourself the hassle of growing pansies from seed and try growing pansy plug plants for a quick and easy…

How to grow amaryllis bulbs

…amaryllis-bulbs How to grow Amaryllis bulbs Popular for their large, flamboyant blooms, these tender bulbs make fantastic houseplants. Flowering from winter to spring they are often grown as Christmas gifts. Commonly known as amaryllis, they are in fact from the genus Hippeastrum, looking very…

How to Plant Peonies

…following spring. However tree peonies, such as Peony suffruticosa, are shrubbier. They produce permanent woody stems that will lose their leaves in winter but the stem itself remains intact above ground level. How you plant your peony will depend on which type you have. Planting herbaceous peonies…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 2nd November 2012

…It's great to hear that you are growing your own perennials. If you have sown some already then make sure that you don't overwater them during the winter months - they won't do a lot of growing while the temperatures and light levels are low. If they get too cold and wet then you run the risk of the…

How To Grow Fruit Trees

…this right from the beginning, as it is very difficult to put mistakes right later on. * Apple and pear tree pruning should be carried out in the winter months, between November and February, when the tree is dormant and it is easier to see the shape of the tree. If you're growing cherry trees,…