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Tulipa ‘Kingsblood’

Hopefully, a lovely tall clean, Red Tulip bought online in autumn 2020. Along with Tulipa ‘Golden Apeldoorn’ and Tulipa ‘Denmark’. I planted it in pairs with Tulipa ‘Denmark’ in the Main Bed. Looking forward to seeing them. Some of the bulbs were a little mouldy and soft. Hope they come up. I probably left them […]

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Tulipa ‘Denmark’

Hopefully, a lovely tall, Red and Yellow Tulip bought online in autumn 2020. Along with Tulipa ‘Golden Apeldoorn’ and Tulipa ‘Kingsblood’ I planted it in pairs with Tulipa ‘Kingsblood’ in the Main Bed. Looking forward to seeing them. Some of the bulbs were a little mouldy and soft. Hope they come up. I probably left […]

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Tulipa ‘Golden Apeldoorn’

Hopefully, a lovely tall clean, Yellow Tulip bought online in autumn 2020. I planted it in a curved line amongst my yellow perennials in the Main Bed. Looking forward to seeing them. Bought online from Peter Nyssen Ltd.

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Narcissus ‘Ice Follies’

Large-cupped daffodil with solitary trumpet flower. Should be up to 40cm in height, which should be lovely for the spring. I bought these in a large net from Jack’s Patch in Bishopsteignton. A good garden centre which I’ll certainly return to. I’ve planted it in a long row along the edge of my main bed […]

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Colchicum autumnale ‘Album’

I have never grown Colchicums before and I am often surprised by them in customers gardens. They are curious late season flowers which just appear out of nowhere. This one is a rare white one which I will try in the front of my main bed and see how it gets on. Its also called […]

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Aster × frikartii ‘Mönch’

An interesting little Aster. I’ve not had much success with these in the past, but this one had run away and is throwing out lovely flowers within a month. I really like it.

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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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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.

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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 […]