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Senecio candidans ‘Angel Wings’

We bought this lovely Senecio (Ragwort) spontaneously at the Powderham Garden Centre as it looked lovely. It is related to the common Ragwort, which I didn’t expect! I was going to put it in the Main Bed, but decided it would look best in out big pot on the Patio with some black and white […]

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Rubus idaeus ‘Ruby Beauty’

This was inspired from Monty Don on Gardeners world. A small, heavy fruiting patio Raspberry. Perfect for our little garden. Found online at J Parkers and a good plant was delivered. Bought a new pot from the Powderham Garden Centre for it to live in.

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Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus

A dainty white, fragrant daffodil which I have potted up temporarily on the patio. This daff is an old natural variety and is supposed to be very pretty with some good fragrance. I will hope to plant it up in the main bed once I have moved my plants around and got it ready. Looking […]

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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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Crocus olivieri ‘Orange Monarch’

An interesting coloured Crocus which we bought as part of an offer on an impulse trip to Dobies off the M5. Planted up with Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Gipsy Queen’ in the white square pot on the Patio.

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Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Gipsy Queen’

A pretty Hyacinth that we bought as an impulse buy from the Dobies just off on the M5. Planted in a square pot on the Patio along with some interesting Orange Crocuses.

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Narcissus ‘Thalia’

A dainty white, fragrant daffodil which I have put in a white pot on the patio. Hopefully the pot will survive the winter. Might have to bring it into the conservatory as I don’t think it is frost-free. This daff is an old variety and is supposed to be very pretty. Looking forward to seeing […]

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Helenium autumnale

I bought this to replace my Helenium ‘Betty’ which never came up. It was an impulse purchase and it doesn’t really fit. Too many yellows. It has done well and it is a nice plant though, just maybe needs shifting a little bit. Lifted in November 2020 and temporarily planted in a pot. It was […]

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Solidago ‘Goldenmosa’

I’m not sure that this fits in the border yet. It has taken it’s time to come up and do anything, and did blow over in the wind very easily, so I had to support it. I’ll see how nice the flowers are when they come out, but at the moment it looks like a […]

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Garden Garden Plants - Dead

Passiflora caerulea

A vigorous climber which seems to be quite hardy and easy to train. It also put out a lot of strong shoots in a lot of directions. I bought this one off the cuff from Tesco (along with a white version: Passiflora caerulea “Constance Eliott”) to replace a previous passion flower which was planted in […]