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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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Hesperantha coccinea ‘Major’

I used to have the white version of this in the Manchester Allotment, and I always enjoyed the late summer flowers. I have seen the red version around a lot this year (2020) and a customer gave me a Rhizome for my garden. It used to be called Schizostylis. I will hopefully incorporate it into […]

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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. I was lifted and replanted in Feb 2021 in a similar spot in the main bed. A little bit nearer the drain […]

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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. It was moved in the […]