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Knautia macedonica ‘Red Knight’

I bought this as an impulse buy and found room in my main bed in the hole left by my Dahlia ‘Bilbao’ being dug up. It got powdery mildew really badly in the hot months. I increased watering and it seemed to recover well, putting out some nice flowers. Not sure I really like the […]

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Clematis ‘Ernest Markham’

This was quick to establish and ran up the cane quickly. It got up into my tree quickly and put out some nice flowers. It really didn’t like the hot weather and will need better protection at the roots. I kept it well watered though and it survived. Should provide better root protection next year. […]

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Hemerocallis ‘Pardon Me’

A really pretty, small Daylily. It seems to do really well in all summer conditions. Will certainly look to be getting more of these as I’ve not really grown them before.

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Alcea rosea

I was really pleased with these three Hollyhocks. I sowed them from seed from our previous rental cottage. The Hollyhocks which were there were all yellow. These came out to be a different range of yellows and reds. All very striking and decent plants. They did all suffer from Hollyhock Rust, which did set them […]