Categories
Garden Garden Plants Pond Plants

Mentha pulegium

This marginal pond plant (pennyroyal) arrived as bareroot bunch in December 2020 with a pond starter kit from Wetland plants. This mint was planted on the edge of the pond among the stones. It may dry out too much there, but fingers crossed …

Categories
Garden Garden Plants Pond Plants

Mentha aquatica

This marginal pond plant arrived as bareroot bunches in December 2020 with a pond starter kit from Wetland plants. This was sunk in an aquatic pot and fixed with stones on the first shelf of the pond.

Categories
Garden Garden Plants

Ajuga reptans ‘Golden Beauty’

This interesting little plant was bought on the spur of the moment from the lovely garden centre down in Bishopsteignton. We planted it in the woodland bed where it should hopefully do well.

Categories
Garden Garden Plants

Salvia ‘Amistad’

A really pretty Salvia which has been declared one of the top 10 new plants of recent years. I bought it on impulse as I needed a new blue flower for my main bed and this looked like it fitted the bill. It’s not fully hardy though, so may not last the winter. I’ll try […]

Categories
Garden Garden Plants

Monarda ‘Squaw’

A wonderful tall Bergamot. Bright red flowers on single stalks. Mine was struck down with terrible Downy Mildew in it’s first growing season. It is now recovered with a lot of watering and looks to be a lot better now. Fingers crossed it will survive the winter as it is a lovely plant. I took […]

Categories
Garden Garden Plants - Dead

Lavandula stoechas

A profusely flowering French Lavender. It doesn’t really fit in the grand scheme of my top bed, but the bees love it, so it’s staying for now … Should cut it back after flowering. Dead heading should help it to continue flowering. I forget to do that though. It was dug up and moved in […]

Categories
Garden Garden Plants

Nepeta × faassenii

This catmint was in a pot on our patio for a long time. It has been with us for a very long time having come down from our Manchester home back in 2017. It really suffered from being pot bound and the hot weather, but didn’t die. I’ve given it a new lease of life […]