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Fruit & Veg Garden

Rubus occidentalis ‘Black Jewel’

A very large and vigorous raspberry type bush. It seems to try and go everywhere, and splits off readily. It’s not a true raspberry. It’s a member of a completely different family of Rubus. Not tried the fruit yet, and its aggressive, untidy nature is annoying me a bit. It might not last the winter. […]

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Garden Garden Plants

Astilbe ‘Darwin’s Dream’

I bought this to give a bit of a red background to the border. It turns out that the flowers are a kind of ghastly pink colour, which doesn’t go with my Red, Blue and Yellow scheme at all. It may be moved in the winter. It has taken well though, despite being shaded and […]

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Garden Garden Plants

Phlox paniculata ‘Blue Paradise’

This little Phlox has looked ill ever since planting. Just one sad stem with a flower on top. It has stayed alive though, so may bulk up and improve next year. I will persevere with it as I like the little flowers and my Phlox in Manchester did really well for a long time. Lifted […]