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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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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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Crocus olivieri ‘Orange Monarch’

An interesting coloured Crocus which we bought as part of an offer on an impulse trip to Dobies off the M5. Planted up with Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Gipsy Queen’ in the white square pot on the Patio.

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Crocus tommasinianus ‘Whitewell Purple’

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) […]

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Iris sibirica ‘Blue Bird’

I was keen to grow an Iris as I have not done so before. This one should be a lovely blue colour. It has taken well in its first year and will hopefully thicken and flower next year.

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Crocus tommasinianus

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!

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Gladiolus ‘Amsterdam’

Wonderful white spikes, up to 2 metres tall. Succession plant the corms to give a long lasting effect. This was also brought down from the Manchester Allotment. I dug these up and cleaned them up in November 2020. The bulbs look large and firm. Will store them for the winter and re-plant in the spring. […]

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Sisyrinchium striatum

This is quite a robust plant which can tolerate very dry conditions. It is also very easy to split and I have made at least 4 plants in the same bed out of it. It does go black in windy conditions and looks untidy if not doing well.