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Paeonia lactiflora ‘Bowl of Beauty’

I finally decided to plant out or poor Peony. It tries hard each year and it has only ever been in a cramped pot. An even small one in 2020. These plants have been with us for a long time, and have moved around with us many times. This is the first time I’ve planted […]

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Rheum × hybridum ‘Timperley Early’

We’ve wanted to get a Rhubarb in the garden for a while and bought this one on offer from St Bridgets in Feb 2021. I though it would be a good idea to start off with just a root, I can then build it up over the next few years until we have space for […]

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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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Lobelia × speciosa ‘Vedrariensis’

I bought this on a whim at Withleigh Nurseries as I really liked the colour of the flowers and it will create a great contrast to my other Lobelia cardinalis ‘Queen Victoria’. It was in a hilariously tiny pot though, so struggling a wee bit. Not sure where to put it in the main bed […]

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Catananche caerulea

I’ve wanted this little blue daisy for a while since I saw it in a lawn customers‘ garden back in the summer. It was bought from Withleigh nurseries which is a lovely little place over near Tiverton. It was a pretty crowded plant in a pot, but looked to be doing well. I potted it […]

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Tradescantia x andersoniana ‘Blue and Gold’

A lovely looking little Tradescantia. Unfortunately it didn’t really like the position I first planted it. It was a bit too shaded. It did put out a couple of flowers, but really didn’t look well for the majority of the summer. I moved it to a sunnier spot further up the border and fingers crossed […]