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Fruit Garden Garden Plants Trees

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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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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Garden Garden Plants Pond Plants

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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Garden Garden Plants Pond Plants

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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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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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.

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Senecio candidans ‘Angel Wings’

We bought this lovely Senecio (Ragwort) spontaneously at the Powderham Garden Centre as it looked lovely. It is related to the common Ragwort, which I didn’t expect! I was going to put it in the Main Bed, but decided it would look best in out big pot on the Patio with some black and white […]

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Hyacinthus orientalis ‘City of Haarlem’

A pretty Hyacinth that we bought as an impulse buy from the Powderham Garden Centre. Planted in a little pot on the Patio along with a little red primula.