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Malus domestica ‘Exeter Cross’

I have been wanting to get a little tree in the space at the back of the top of my Main Bed all year, and decided on an Apple tree. I waited until the winter and was going to buy one online, but just couldn’t decide and then when I had decided they were out […]

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General Update – 12 December 2020

Pond planting … Had a dry day in the garden finally so got to work trying to finish off my main bed. Still 5 leeks left in it, which are falling all over the place. Planted Tulipa ‘Kingsblood’ and Tulipa ‘Denmark’ in the Main Bed amongst the perennials. Moved Hosta sieboldiana ‘Blue Angel’ from the […]

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Tulipa ‘Kingsblood’

Hopefully, a lovely tall clean, Red Tulip bought online in autumn 2020. Along with Tulipa ‘Golden Apeldoorn’ and Tulipa ‘Denmark’. I planted it in pairs with Tulipa ‘Denmark’ in the Main Bed. Looking forward to seeing them. Some of the bulbs were a little mouldy and soft. Hope they come up. I probably left them […]

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Tulipa ‘Denmark’

Hopefully, a lovely tall, Red and Yellow Tulip bought online in autumn 2020. Along with Tulipa ‘Golden Apeldoorn’ and Tulipa ‘Kingsblood’ I planted it in pairs with Tulipa ‘Kingsblood’ in the Main Bed. Looking forward to seeing them. Some of the bulbs were a little mouldy and soft. Hope they come up. I probably left […]

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Nymphaea alba

This white waterlily arrived as a bareroot plant in December 2020 with a pond starter kit from Wetland plants. Very excited to have a waterlily in my little pond, but I don’t hold out much hope of it doing very well as they do tend to need full sun rather than a shady corner! You […]

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Ceratophyllum demersum

This pond oxygenator is a British native called Hornwort. It arrive as bareroot bunches in December 2020 with a pond starter kit from Wetland plants. It was just thrown in the pond. It sinks to the bottom in the winter and should come up nice and strong next spring.

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Nymphoides peltata

This Yellow floating heart (or dwarf waterlily) is a native British pond plant which came with my pond starter collection from Wetland Plants. It is planted quite deep and in a decent sized pot so may get quite large, which would be nice. It doesn’t look like much at the moment!

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Hippuris vulgaris

This oxygenator for the pond arrived as bareroot bunches in December 2020 with a pond starter kit from Wetland plants. This was sunk in an aquatic pot and fixed with stones on the second shelf of the pond. Will see how it does!

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Pond Building – November 2020

Started digging my pond in November 2020. At the bottom corner of the lawn. Not massive, but got it quite deep, so hopefully it will be enough to prevent winter freezing. Was please that the stone layer just ended up to be a sandstone layer and was easy to break through in the end. Pure […]

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Tulipa ‘Golden Apeldoorn’

Hopefully, a lovely tall clean, Yellow Tulip bought online in autumn 2020. I planted it in a curved line amongst my yellow perennials in the Main Bed. Looking forward to seeing them. Bought online from Peter Nyssen Ltd.