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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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Hyacinthus orientalis ‘City of Haarlem’

A pretty Hyacinth that we bought as an impulse buy from the Powderham Garden Centre. Planted in a little pot on the Patio along with a little red primula.

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Tulipa ‘Marilyn’

A really interesting white tulip with a red strip. Looking forward to seeing it as I only bought it from the pictures. We planted it up in the square pot which held Dahlia ‘David Howard’, so they should have plenty of space. 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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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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Clematis ‘Helios’

My first go at growing clematis from seed. The seeds were bought from Thomson and Morgan and sown in the spring. They took ages to come up. So long in fact that we nearly gave up on them. Must have been a couple of months. Eventually they grew and I pricked them out and eventually […]

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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 […]