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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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Ajuga reptans ‘Golden Beauty’

This interesting little plant was bought on the spur of the moment from the lovely garden centre down in Bishopsteignton. We planted it in the woodland bed where it should hopefully do well.

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Iris foetidissima

I’ve wanted this pretty little Iris for a while now, as I think it will be great in the woodland bed as the conditions there seem great for it. I bought this plant for a fiver of eBay and it came in a jiffy bag, which was a bit odd. It was a bit bent, […]

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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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Agapanthus ‘Blue Umbrella’

I’ve taken a punt on trying to grow Agapanthus in the ground as they do so well down here in Devon. This one may need to be transplanted into a pot. It’s not done a lot so far this year. A few new leaves, but that’s about it. I will probably swap it with my […]

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Lavandula stoechas

A profusely flowering French Lavender. It doesn’t really fit in the grand scheme of my top bed, but the bees love it, so it’s staying for now … Should cut it back after flowering. Dead heading should help it to continue flowering. I forget to do that though. It was dug up and moved in […]

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Dianthus ‘Red Claret’

This was a free plug from Whetman Pinks for the Festival, along with “Bridal Star”. I potted it up and then finally put them in the main top border as I didn’t really have anywhere to put it, but it has done really well. Good flowers for cutting all summer. It was dug up and […]

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Dianthus ‘Bridal Star’

This was a free plug from Whetman Pinks for the Festival alongside Red Claret. I potted it up and then finally put them in the main top border as I didn’t really have anywhere to put it, but it has done really well. Good flowers for cutting all summer. We also planted up an off-shoot, […]