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Hyacinthus orientalis ‘City of Haarlem’

A pretty Hyacinth that we bought as an impulse buy from the Powderham Garden Centre. Planted in a little pot on the Patio along with a little red primula.

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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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Lobelia × speciosa ‘Vedrariensis’

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 […]

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Catananche caerulea

I’ve wanted this little blue daisy for a while since I saw it in a lawn customers‘ garden back in the summer. It was bought from Withleigh nurseries which is a lovely little place over near Tiverton. It was a pretty crowded plant in a pot, but looked to be doing well. I potted it […]

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Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Gipsy Queen’

A pretty Hyacinth that we bought as an impulse buy from the Dobies just off on the M5. Planted in a square pot on the Patio along with some interesting Orange Crocuses.

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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 […]

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Camassia quamash

I’ve never grown Camassia before and Monty on Gardeners world said these would be really good for a meadow type area to naturalise. I bought these in my September bulb purchase and I bought “one”. Got twenty! The bulbs seem really small for what may be a 70cm plant … I planted them in the […]

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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 […]