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Prunus domestica ‘Marjorie’s Seedling’

A plum tree which is supposed to be good for a west fence. Bought this as bareroot, quite late in the season by post from J Parkers. It had a snapped branch and the roots had dried out, but I gave it a good soak and planted it quickly so fingers crossed it comes through […]

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Ribes nigrum ‘Ben Nevis’

I’ve wanted a little Blackcurrant ever since my Manchester allotment days. They were so productive there and no bother at all. I bought this little bargain plant at Powderham Garden Centre and, after some thought, planted it in the lawn down the left near the chair. Hopefully it won’t get too big and get in […]

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Rubus idaeus ‘Autumn Bliss’

After the large raspberry Rubus occidentalis ‘Black Jewel’ was moved, there was space in the raspberry bed by the shed. Nicola sourced this one on a trip to Morrisons and it looked healthy and should do well. Autumn Bliss part 2. The previous one from Plants Galore was total crap and died straight away, but […]

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Rheum × hybridum ‘Timperley Early’

We’ve wanted to get a Rhubarb in the garden for a while and bought this one on offer from St Bridgets in Feb 2021. I though it would be a good idea to start off with just a root, I can then build it up over the next few years until we have space for […]

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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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Rubus idaeus ‘Ruby Beauty’

This was inspired from Monty Don on Gardeners world. A small, heavy fruiting patio Raspberry. Perfect for our little garden. Found online at J Parkers and a good plant was delivered. Bought a new pot from the Powderham Garden Centre for it to live in.

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Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Julia’

One of three Blueberry bushes Nicola bought as an impulse from Waitrose. They have done well and fruited in the first year. The pots aren’t really big enough though, so I don’t hold much hope of them lasting too long. 🙁 Blueberries produce wonderful autumn colours …

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Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Augusta’

One of three Blueberry bushes Nicola bought as an impulse from Waitrose. They have done well and fruited in the first year. The pots aren’t really big enough though, so I don’t hold much hope of them lasting too long. 🙁 This “August” fruiting variety fruited in July.

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Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Septa’

One of three Blueberry bushes Nicola bought as an impulse from Waitrose. They have done well and fruited in the first year. The pots aren’t really big enough though, so I don’t hold much hope of them lasting too long. 🙁 This “September” fruiting variety fruited in July.

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Rubus occidentalis ‘Black Jewel’

A very large and vigorous raspberry type bush. It seems to try and go everywhere, and splits off readily. It’s not a true raspberry. It’s a member of a completely different family of Rubus. Not tried the fruit yet, and its aggressive, untidy nature is annoying me a bit. It might not last the winter. […]