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Normally when we think about Clematis we imagine a climbing plant.  Clematis New Love however is a herbaceous Clematis with a bush habit. This makes a delightful addition to the herbaceous border or cottage style garden.  Below I list some of it’s features and benefits:- Stunning Indigo blooms of a most unusual shape with reflexed[…]

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As soon as I saw this magnificent plant I was blown away by the colour of the opulent blooms and knew I had to write about it.  Below are some of the features and benefits of this delightful, easy to grow border Carnation:- Stunning plum purple, double blooms with a depth of colour I have[…]

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Japanese Anemones are highly valued in the garden for the fact that they provide late summer colour when most of our perennials are past their best.  Once again Thompson & Morgan have come up trumps and introduced to us this stunning and unusual, double flowered variety which looks set to take the gardening world by[…]

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Back in 2018 I was writing about the wonderful Hydrangea Runaway Bride, then newly introduced by Thompson & Morgan, which won the prestigious accolade of  RHS  Chelsea Flower Show Plant Of The Year.  Three years later Thompson & Morgan have pulled it out the bag once more with a pink version of this plant, Hydrangea[…]

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This astonishing new plant is from Thompson & Morgan’s own breeding programme, one that is a world exclusive to them and one that I am excited to introduce to you for the following reasons:- Geranium Tall Dark & Handsome Hot Pink has long stems which can be trained upwards on a trellis, fence or obelisk. […]

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I am delighted to introduce this stunning breeding by Thompson & Morgan which is currently exclusive to them.  It is not just another Petunia, it is a remarkable new form that changes colour daily throughout the season.  The blooms are constantly changing from yellow to orange and peach. This fantastic new breeding is perfect for[…]

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Many of us are familiar with the fashionable globe shaped alliums that are planted in autumn as bulbs and bloom in spring and early summer.  However, in recent years a newly bred type of allium has begun to become available which is treated more as a herbaceous perennial.  Will this become the future of Alliums?[…]

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I am very happy to introduce this scrumptious new breeding in gooseberries which is an excellent addition to the kitchen garden or allotment for the following reasons:- Plump, rounded, juicy fruits with a delicious flavour. Powdery mildew can be a destructive problem when growing gooseberries.  These varieties have displayed a remarkable resistance to powdery mildew.[…]

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I’m proud to introduce to you a world exclusive to Thompson and Morgan in 2021, straight from their own breeding by Charles Valin, the stunning Sweet Pea ‘Three Times As Sweet’. This gorgeous plant is the very first modern Grandiflora tri-colour variety to be on the market, and one that you can be one of[…]

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The Albert Bartlett business began in 1948 selling beetroot. Later Albert and his sons moved to Airdrie, Scotland where they led the way in carrot crops. Albert’s passion for quality produce remains to this day, being a world renowned grower of potatoes throughout the U.K. and in America. Their reputation for excellent varieties has reached[…]

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