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Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’

A nice little black mondo grass to add a bit of interest round the pond area. It provides a good contrast to the pebbles, which is nice.

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Prunus domestica ‘Marjorie’s Seedling’

A plum tree which is supposed to be good for a west fence. Bought this as bareroot, quite late in the season by post from J Parkers. It had a snapped branch and the roots had dried out, but I gave it a good soak and planted it quickly so fingers crossed it comes through […]

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Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Pinwheel Red’

A nice little flower added to the bottom bed to bring more interest. Hopefully it takes off and does well.

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Ribes nigrum ‘Ben Nevis’

I’ve wanted a little Blackcurrant ever since my Manchester allotment days. They were so productive there and no bother at all. I bought this little bargain plant at Powderham Garden Centre and, after some thought, planted it in the lawn down the left near the chair. Hopefully it won’t get too big and get in […]

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Rosa ‘Kew Rambler’

I wanted to add some colour down in the dark corner of the garden. We don’t really go down there and it is shaded by the tree so we thought a rambling rose might do well and provide a good habitat. I decided on “Kew Rambler” as the one I wanted couldn’t be sourced. Bought […]

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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 […]