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Malus domestica ‘Exeter Cross’

I have been wanting to get a little tree in the space at the back of the top of my Main Bed all year, and decided on an Apple tree. I waited until the winter and was going to buy one online, but just couldn’t decide and then when I had decided they were out […]

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Ranunculus gramineus

This was an impulse buy. A lovely little buttercup with light green leaves. We didn’t have a proper alpine bed ready for it when we bought it so I put in the main bed with the other grasses. It really didn’t like our wet winter and did not come up in 2020. Died: March 2020

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Tulipa ‘Queen of Night’

A wonderfully striking mid-season Tulip. I planted this with our white tulips for contrast. They didn’t come out at the same time, as always seems to happen with these type of planting plans! Lifted, dried and stored in the shed in July 2020 Planted out in November 2020 into the big patio pot underneath the […]

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Tulipa ‘Pays Bas’

A wonderfully striking mid-season Tulip. I planted this in a pot with our black tulips for contrast. They didn’t come out at exactly the same time, as always seems to happen with these type of planting plans! The effect was lovely though. Lifted, dried and stored in the shed in July 2020 Planted out in […]

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Allium sphaerocepalon

A fantastic Allium which sits proudly above other border plants. These didn’t actually flower until well into July, and the globes of flowers are loved by bees and other insects and stay around for many weeks. It was a surprise additional and I would be keen to get more next year for further around the […]

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Linaria purpurea

I really like the flowers and the upright habit on these wild Toadflax plants. They do just seem to appear in peoples gardens without them being planted. I brought one for a small amount when I saw one. It fits in well at the end on my main bed path, just doing its own thing.

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Foeniculum vulgare ‘Purpureum’

A pretty fennel which has just done it’s own thing this year, despite complete neglect. I only really started to notice it later on when it was flowering and it really grew on me. I bought it on impulse from an open garden. It looked great there. Gives good height to the border without shading […]

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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 […]

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Dianthus ‘Red Claret’

This was a free plug from Whetman Pinks for the Festival, along with “Bridal Star”. I potted it up and then finally put them in the main top border as I didn’t really have anywhere to put it, but it has done really well. Good flowers for cutting all summer. It was dug up and […]

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Dianthus ‘Bridal Star’

This was a free plug from Whetman Pinks for the Festival alongside Red Claret. I potted it up and then finally put them in the main top border as I didn’t really have anywhere to put it, but it has done really well. Good flowers for cutting all summer. We also planted up an off-shoot, […]