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Gardening for Beginners

Gardening Guides

Whether you are just starting out or you’ve been gardening a lifetime, there’s always something new to learn about your favourite plants.

Browse our ‘How to...’ gardening guides for detailed growing advice, gardening hints and tips, and plenty of horticultural help from Thompson & Morgan’s experts. Let us help you choose the perfect plants for your garden with our Plant Selector Guides, Top 10 articles and Plants for a Purpose’ series. Or maybe it’s help with pests and diseases that you are looking for. It’s all here in our Gardening Guides section.

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how to gardening guides

How To Gardening Guides

Whether you are new to gardening or have a wealth of experience, our handy ‘how to garden’ section is packed with articles and video guides.

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top 10 gardening guides

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.

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plants for a purpose guides

Plants for a Purpose

From cool, shady beds to dry, sunny borders, most gardeners have at least one difficult spot in their gardens and this range of articles may be just what you're looking for.

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seed sowing and growing

Seed Sowing & Growing Guides

This guide to germinating seeds has been designed to both widen and enhance the pleasure and success you get from growing your own flowers and vegetables from seed.

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selector guides

Selector Guides

Whether you are searching for tasty tomatoes or picking potatoes for patio bags, simply take a look at our handy selector guides to help you make the right choice.

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pests and diseases guide

Garden Pests & Diseases

Pest and disease control presents a huge challenge for the gardener, find out our top tips to help reduce the risk of attack in your gardens.

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wildlife gardening guides

Wildlife Gardening

Our native wildlife is under pressure like never before from erosion of habitats, climate changes and diseases. But with a little effort, we can all do our bit to help.

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cultural instruction guides


Our cultural guides are designed to accompany your plants, including plugs, young plants, bare roots and fruit trees. The guides contain all your instructions.

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video library guides

Video Library

We've put all our easy to follow 'how to' gardening videos together in one place to make it easier for you to find expert gardening advice and tips.

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garden supplies buying guides

Garden Supplies Buying Guides

Where do you start with knowing what garden supplies you need to buy? Find the ones that are best for you with our helpful buying guides.

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