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Watering plants manually during dry spells is time-consuming as they should be “deep-watered” so the water penetrates to the roots, but is essential to keep them alive and well. Wafting water over the foliage of a plant may make you feel virtuous, but does nothing for the plants! Plants that have been in the garden[…]

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  There are not many plants which are ideally planted in July or August, but Colchicums are one of them. Sometimes called Autumn Crocus or Naked Lady, they provide an attractive display in autumn in borders, rough grass or containers, and continue to bloom between September and November for many years to come.  They are[…]

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  Some plants emit their fragrance at night. These fragrances are generally intense, even memorable, in the darkness adding both simplicity and mystery to the experience. In practical terms the main night-pollinators in the UK are moths. These insects are attracted by scent at the ‘sweet’ end of the fragrance spectrum. The ‘night-time plants’ therefore[…]

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  As a change from pots that brim with colourful, generally annual plants, your display could include or indeed consist of, containers with plants that are grown primarily for their foliage interest. These plants generally flower, giving a few weeks of extra beauty, however they are mostly grown for the pleasure of enjoying their long-lasting[…]

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  The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has awarded 124 RHS Medals to the gardens and floral exhibits in the Great Pavilion at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show (22-26 May) sponsored by M&G Investments, with Chris Beardshaw scooping Best Show Garden for The Morgan Stanley Garden for the NSPCC. The garden showcases a secure and[…]

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THOMPSON & MORGAN TAKES FIRST AND THIRD PLACES FOR RHS CHELSEA PLANT OF THE YEAR Hydrangea Runaway Bride® ‘Snow White’ Sunbelievable™ ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ Thompson & Morgan is thrilled to announce that its entry Hydrangea hybrid Runaway Bride® ‘Snow White’ has today been awarded the prestigious accolade of RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the[…]

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FIVE THOMPSON & MORGAN ENTRIES SHORTLISTED FOR RHS CHELSEA PLANT OF THE YEAR Thompson & Morgan is proud to announce that FIVE of its seven entries into the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year competition have today been shortlisted. T&M’s Head of Horticulture, Paul Masters, commented this afternoon from RHS Chelsea Flower[…]

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Celebrating 60 years of charitable giving by the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Weston Garden is totally recyclable and accessible to all – a real highlight in the Great Pavilion Winner of eight gold medals and three Best in Shows, Tom Stuart-Smith last created a show garden at RHS Chelsea in 2010, and this year he[…]

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