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Fruit & Veg Garden Garden Plants Trees

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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Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Pinwheel Red’

A nice little flower added to the bottom bed to bring more interest. Hopefully it takes off and does well.

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Fruit & Veg Garden

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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Fruit & Veg Garden

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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Rosa ‘Kew Rambler’

I wanted to add some colour down in the dark corner of the garden. We don’t really go down there and it is shaded by the tree so we thought a rambling rose might do well and provide a good habitat. I decided on “Kew Rambler” as the one I wanted couldn’t be sourced. Bought […]

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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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Fruit & Veg 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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Garden Garden Plants Pond Plants

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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Garden Garden Plants Pond Plants

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.