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Hesperantha coccinea ‘Major’

I used to have the white version of this in the Manchester Allotment, and I always enjoyed the late summer flowers. I have seen the red version around a lot this year (2020) and a customer gave me a Rhizome for my garden. It used to be called Schizostylis. I will hopefully incorporate it into […]

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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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Colchicum autumnale ‘Album’

I have never grown Colchicums before and I am often surprised by them in customers gardens. They are curious late season flowers which just appear out of nowhere. This one is a rare white one which I will try in the front of my main bed and see how it gets on. Its also called […]

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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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Nassella tenuissima

syn. Stipa tenuissima. A short grass, also called Mexican feathergrass. It started off in the Main Top Bed, but was moved to a pot and then to the shed dry-bed to make room for other things. I had too many grasses in one place.