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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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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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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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Lobelia × speciosa ‘Vedrariensis’

I bought this on a whim at Withleigh Nurseries as I really liked the colour of the flowers and it will create a great contrast to my other Lobelia cardinalis ‘Queen Victoria’. It was in a hilariously tiny pot though, so struggling a wee bit. Not sure where to put it in the main bed […]

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Catananche caerulea

I’ve wanted this little blue daisy for a while since I saw it in a lawn customers‘ garden back in the summer. It was bought from Withleigh nurseries which is a lovely little place over near Tiverton. It was a pretty crowded plant in a pot, but looked to be doing well. I potted it […]

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Fatsia japonica ‘Spider’s Web’

The first of our shade shrubs for putting in the lower woodland border over the winter. Bought as an impulse buy from our trip to Withleigh Nurseries up near Tiverton. This one needs shade and is quite tolerant of the conditions in the woodland bed, so hopefully it will do well. It was planted near […]

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Aster × frikartii ‘Mönch’

An interesting little Aster. I’ve not had much success with these in the past, but this one had run away and is throwing out lovely flowers within a month. I really like it.

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Salvia ‘Amistad’

A really pretty Salvia which has been declared one of the top 10 new plants of recent years. I bought it on impulse as I needed a new blue flower for my main bed and this looked like it fitted the bill. It’s not fully hardy though, so may not last the winter. I’ll try […]

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Polypodium vulgare ‘Bifido Multifidum’

A nice little fern bought on impulse to fill out our woodland bed. It has taken well and seems to be thriving.

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Polystichum tsussimense

A pretty little fern to fill out the front of our woodland bed. It seems to have taken well.