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
A profusely flowering French Lavender. It doesn’t really fit in the grand scheme of my top bed, but the bees love it, so it’s staying for now … Should cut it back after flowering. Dead heading should help it to continue flowering. I forget to do that though. It was dug up and moved in […]
It looked good in the pot when I bought it from Plants Galore, but it really hasn’t done well and just looks like a clump of weed grass now. It may not make it to winter … R.I.P November 2020. Got thrown out in the November 2020 Main Bed – Top Rearranging.
A pretty Hosta, which hasn’t grown very large for me. I had it planted in the lower woodland bed for a few months but it got absolutely savaged by snails. They love it, making it look ragged, which is a shame. Probably needs a bigger pot to get to it’s full size. I should really […]
This was a free plug from Whetman Pinks for the Festival, along with “Bridal Star”. I potted it up and then finally put them in the main top border as I didn’t really have anywhere to put it, but it has done really well. Good flowers for cutting all summer. It was dug up and […]
This was a free plug from Whetman Pinks for the Festival alongside Red Claret. I potted it up and then finally put them in the main top border as I didn’t really have anywhere to put it, but it has done really well. Good flowers for cutting all summer. We also planted up an off-shoot, […]
A lovely Calla Lilly which we always forget that we have. It takes a while to appear, but seems to do well in a pot. I may plant it out in the main border over the winter, although don’t want it to rot off in the wet. It only produced one flower in 2020. I […]
Wonderful white spikes, up to 2 metres tall. Succession plant the corms to give a long lasting effect. This was also brought down from the Manchester Allotment. I dug these up and cleaned them up in November 2020. The bulbs look large and firm. Will store them for the winter and re-plant in the spring. […]
A pretty little auricula which is struggling on. We did manage to split it, but I’m not sure it flowered this year. This little primula was split and kept in a couple of pots by the garage for the winter. It didn’t look great. We then decided to plant down in the new bottom bed […]
We potted this up in a pot. It didn’t do well, but managed to survive. It was out front for a bit. Hopefully it will do much better round the back.