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Polystichum tsussimense

A pretty little fern to fill out the front of our woodland bed. It seems to have taken well.

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Physalis alkekengi

Bought as an impulse buy to fill a gap. Seems to have taken really well and put on a lot of new growth in a couple of months.

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Veronica spicata ‘Chista’

I bought this on impulse as I had a really nice Veronica at my Manchester Allotment and this one fitted my colour scheme. It got powdery mildew really badly straight away, but I increased watering and it seems to have recovered well. It’s even putting out some late flower spikes. It was moved in the […]

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Knautia macedonica ‘Red Knight’

I bought this as an impulse buy and found room in my main bed in the hole left by my Dahlia ‘Bilbao’ being dug up. It got powdery mildew really badly in the hot months. I increased watering and it seemed to recover well, putting out some nice flowers. Not sure I really like the […]

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Helenium autumnale

I bought this to replace my Helenium ‘Betty’ which never came up. It was an impulse purchase and it doesn’t really fit. Too many yellows. It has done well and it is a nice plant though, just maybe needs shifting a little bit. Lifted in November 2020 and temporarily planted in a pot. It was […]

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Dryopteris eryrthrosora ‘Brilliance’

A lovely large fern which has golden leaves when young, which open out to be much more green. Very similar to my other Dryopteris. It should put out lovely golden frongs in the autumn. Needed watering, but has taken well.