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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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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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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 […]

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Garden Garden Plants - Dead

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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Tradescantia x andersoniana ‘Blue and Gold’

A lovely looking little Tradescantia. Unfortunately it didn’t really like the position I first planted it. It was a bit too shaded. It did put out a couple of flowers, but really didn’t look well for the majority of the summer. I moved it to a sunnier spot further up the border and fingers crossed […]

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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 […]