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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 ‘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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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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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. […]

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Fruit & Veg Garden Garden Plants - Dead

Rubus idaeus ‘Autumn Bliss’

I was looking forward to growing this raspberry as it has done well with me in the past. It died for no apparent reason within weeks without doing much. Plants Galore strikes again. RIP: 2020-06.

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Rubus fruticosus ‘Thornfree’

Blackberry Thornfree. I planned to have a blackberry grown up and around the fence behind my border. Given enough time and a bit of training this might work … We’ll see. This bush did take quite some time to get away, but now (August 2020) has a couple of good canes running up the fence.