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 …
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, […]
I bought this on a whim at Withleigh Nurseries as I really liked the colour of the flowers and it will create a great contrast to my other Lobelia cardinalis ‘Queen Victoria’. It was in a hilariously tiny pot though, so struggling a wee bit. Not sure where to put it in the main bed […]
I’ve wanted to get some more of these interesting little spring bulbs for a while now. Found these Snake’s Head Fritillary on a offer and the bulbs look good and strong. Hopefully will get them naturalised in the lower woodland bed over the next few years. In 2021, out of the three bulbs planted, only […]
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) […]
This was quick to establish and ran up the cane quickly. I was planning on trying to get it to climb into our tree at the bottom, but it died suddenly. I think it got cooked on a hot day, or was ringed by slugs. Sad. Died: July 2020
This little Phlox has looked ill ever since planting. Just one sad stem with a flower on top. It has stayed alive though, so may bulk up and improve next year. I will persevere with it as I like the little flowers and my Phlox in Manchester did really well for a long time. Lifted […]
The first of my Dahlias to flower. Really big blooms. Wonderfully striking. Took good cuttings from it too and that has flowered well also. It seemed to survive overwintering. Potted up in March 2021.
A fantastic Allium which sits proudly above other border plants. These didn’t actually flower until well into July, and the globes of flowers are loved by bees and other insects and stay around for many weeks. It was a surprise additional and I would be keen to get more next year for further around the […]
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. I honestly can’t remember where we panted these!