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Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’

A nice little black mondo grass to add a bit of interest round the pond area. It provides a good contrast to the pebbles, which is nice.

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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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Butomus umbellatus

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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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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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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Astilbe ‘Darwin’s Dream’

I bought this to give a bit of a red background to the border. It turns out that the flowers are a kind of ghastly pink colour, which doesn’t go with my Red, Blue and Yellow scheme at all. It may be moved in the winter. It has taken well though, despite being shaded and […]

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Dahlia ‘Strawberry Ice’

First flower … TBC This got really attacked by the slugs when it first went in the ground. Whether this was due to its position or if it particularly tasty for them, I don’t know. It seemed to survive overwintering. Potted up in March 2021.