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Nymphaea alba

This white waterlily arrived as a bareroot plant in December 2020 with a pond starter kit from Wetland plants. Very excited to have a waterlily in my little pond, but I don’t hold out much hope of it doing very well as they do tend to need full sun rather than a shady corner! You […]

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Nymphoides peltata

This Yellow floating heart (or dwarf waterlily) is a native British pond plant which came with my pond starter collection from Wetland Plants. It is planted quite deep and in a decent sized pot so may get quite large, which would be nice. It doesn’t look like much at the moment!

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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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Iris foetidissima

I’ve wanted this pretty little Iris for a while now, as I think it will be great in the woodland bed as the conditions there seem great for it. I bought this plant for a fiver of eBay and it came in a jiffy bag, which was a bit odd. It was a bit bent, […]

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Sisyrinchium striatum

This is quite a robust plant which can tolerate very dry conditions. It is also very easy to split and I have made at least 4 plants in the same bed out of it. It does go black in windy conditions and looks untidy if not doing well.

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Garden Garden Plants - Dead

Gillenia trifoliana

A beautiful plant which was a show plant at the RHS Chatsworth show in June 2017. It did well in my Manchester Allotment and I transplanted it down to Devon. It then did well in our cottage and was transplanted here. It tried in the first year, but then didn’t come up in 2020. Probably […]