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Paeonia lactiflora ‘Bowl of Beauty’

I finally decided to plant out or poor Peony. It tries hard each year and it has only ever been in a cramped pot. An even small one in 2020. These plants have been with us for a long time, and have moved around with us many times. This is the first time I’ve planted […]

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Mentha pulegium

This marginal pond plant (pennyroyal) arrived as bareroot bunch in December 2020 with a pond starter kit from Wetland plants. This mint was planted on the edge of the pond among the stones. It may dry out too much there, but fingers crossed …

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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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Mentha aquatica

This marginal pond plant 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 first shelf of the pond.

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Eriophorum angustifolium

This marginal pond plant 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 first shelf of the pond.

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Lythrum salicaria

This marginal pond plant 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 first shelf of the pond. Lalebs say that it gets quite big! Hope not too big.

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Ranunculus flammula

This marginal pond plant 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 first shelf of the pond. It seems to have taken well over the winter and has put out good growth already!

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Fruit & Veg Garden

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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Crocus olivieri ‘Orange Monarch’

An interesting coloured Crocus which we bought as part of an offer on an impulse trip to Dobies off the M5. Planted up with Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Gipsy Queen’ in the white square pot on the Patio.

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Crocus tommasinianus ‘Whitewell Purple’

A lovely little early crocus, bringing a bit of colour into the garden during the drab days of early spring. I do find Crocus do tend to gradually disappear though … rotting away and squirrels probably to blame. Crocus tommasinianus reduced in numbers quite a lot. I planted this new batch (on offer from RHS) […]