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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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Nymphaea alba

This white waterlily arrived as a bareroot plant in December 2020 with a pond starter kit from Wetland plants. Very excited to have a waterlily in my little pond, but I don’t hold out much hope of it doing very well as they do tend to need full sun rather than a shady corner! You […]

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Tulipa ‘Marilyn’

A really interesting white tulip with a red strip. Looking forward to seeing it as I only bought it from the pictures. We planted it up in the square pot which held Dahlia ‘David Howard’, so they should have plenty of space. Bought online from Peter Nyssen Ltd.

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Rubus idaeus ‘Ruby Beauty’

This was inspired from Monty Don on Gardeners world. A small, heavy fruiting patio Raspberry. Perfect for our little garden. Found online at J Parkers and a good plant was delivered. Bought a new pot from the Powderham Garden Centre for it to live in.

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Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus

A dainty white, fragrant daffodil which I have potted up temporarily on the patio. This daff is an old natural variety and is supposed to be very pretty with some good fragrance. I will hope to plant it up in the main bed once I have moved my plants around and got it ready. Looking […]

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Narcissus ‘Ice Follies’

Large-cupped daffodil with solitary trumpet flower. Should be up to 40cm in height, which should be lovely for the spring. I bought these in a large net from Jack’s Patch in Bishopsteignton. A good garden centre which I’ll certainly return to. I’ve planted it in a long row along the edge of my main bed […]

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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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Fritillaria meleagris

I’ve wanted to get some more of these interesting little spring bulbs for a while now. Found these 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.

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Narcissus ‘Thalia’

A dainty white, fragrant daffodil which I have put in a white pot on the patio. Hopefully the pot will survive the winter. Might have to bring it into the conservatory as I don’t think it is frost-free. This daff is an old variety and is supposed to be very pretty. Looking forward to seeing […]