A Thompson and Morgan Giveaway

 In Container gardening, New Varieties, Summer colour

One of the UK’s biggest seed and plant suppliers has asked me to share with you the chance to win some great plants!

They are Thompson and Morgan and they’re offering some really great varieties!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

And here’s a tip from me…..every time you click on one of the options, such as following me on Twitter, you increase your chance of winning these lovely plants!

Here’s what they’re offering –

 

Fuchsia ‘Tom West’ (Hardy)

Fuchsia Tom West plant

Fuchsia Tom West [credit Thompson & Morgan]

Fuchsia Tom West

Image Thompson & Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.thompson-morgan.com/p/fuchsia-tom-west-hardy/T56284TM

Fuchsia ‘Tom West’ is an excellent choice for patio containers.

It has striped foliage [variegated] and provides colour and interest way before the flowers appear!

I find it a real eye-catcher and the purple and pink flowers look striking against those variegated leaves.

And those leaves are green but with a very strong variegation of cream and pink! What a beauty!

This was one of the hardy varieties of Fuchsia that I grew when I had my own nursery and it was always a popular variety.

Fuchsias grow happily in sun or part shade. But they bring a welcome flash of colour to otherwise gloomy corners.

They’re easy to maintain and long-flowering.  In fact they are perfectly suited to English summers – what’s not to love!

Fuchsia Tom West grows to a height and spread of 60 cm [approx 2 ft].

 

 

 

Clematis ‘Little Lemons’

Clematis Little Lemon

Image Thompson & Morgan

Clematis Little Lemon

Image Thompson & Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.thompson-morgan.com/p/clematis-little-lemons/KA8501TM

Here is a really exciting new plant! But it’s actually a selection of a hardy clematis that has been around for years!

What’s really exciting about ‘Little Lemons’ is its size. Each plant is tiny compared to its parent but with that comes tidiness and masses of flower.

Clematis ‘Little Lemons’ is a well-behaved, super-dwarf plant with a neat, bushy habit and is perfect for growing on a patio.

Whether you grow it in a pot or a hanging basket [checkout the image on the link above] this is going to be really admired by all.

The short stems are cloaked in delicately cut, bright green foliage and a host of nodding, lemon-yellow blooms appear from May to September.

But when the flowering is over the show continues!

Terminal buds are replaced by fluffy seed heads as the flowers fade. This provides a lovely textural display. And those fluffy seed heads extends the season of interest by several weeks.

Like other tangutica varieties, Clematis ‘Little Lemons’ is extremely hardy.

It’s good to also know that it’s easy to prune too. To keep your plant in shape simply cut the stems back to just above ground level during winter. If you’re familiar with clematis pruning then it’s in group 3. If you’re not then I’ve written a blog to simplify Clematis Pruning here.

Expect it to grow to 45 cm height and spread.

It might be of interest to read my blog on Growing Clematis in Containers here. But because ‘Little Lemons’ is so new I haven’t included it there.

 

 

 

Sunflower SunBelievable™ ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ 

Sunflower Sunbelieveable

Sunflower Sunbelievable Brown Eyed Girl – Image Thompson & Morgan

Sunflower Sunbelievable Brown Eyed Girl

Image Thompson & Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.thompson-morgan.com/p/sunflower-sunbelievabletrade-brown-eyed-girl/TKA1036TM

 

It took 8 years for T&M’s own breeding team to perfect Sunflower SunBelievable™ ‘Brown Eyed Girl’.

Taking third place in 2018’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year competition, this multi-branching sunflower produces over 1000 flowers from June to November. I well remember seeing this great sunflower at Chelsea Flower Show and thinking how unique it was!

It’s a sterile hybrid and so the plant puts all its energy into flowering. The sunflowers that are not sterile stop producing new flowers as soon as they set seed.

Perfect for patio containers, the luxurious foliage deepens in colour with age. This provides the perfect backdrop for the dramatic golden yellow blooms.

This sunflower is easy to grow and if you forget to water it the plant will bounce right back when you do water it!

You’re not going to win any tallest sunflower in the street prize with this one because it’s just 60 cm height and 60 cm spread.

But with all those blooms you’ll have the sunflower with most flowers!

 

Thompson & Morgan offer a great range of patio plants and even if you don’t win this great Thompson and Morgan Giveaway it’s well worth filling your patio with some of these plants! Just follow this link here

 

 

The Thompson and Morgan Giveaway opens at 11.59 am on the 11th April 2022, and closes at 11.59 am on the 22nd April 2022.

However entries to this Thompson and Morgan Giveaway received after that date and time will not be considered.

And finally I wish you the best of luck!

 

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