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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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Anemone blanda

A pretty little spring blue flower (Winter windflower) added to the back of the bottom bed to blend the line to the woodland part. The flowers are both blue and white, which should be fun.

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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. Spring 2021: A lovely little pot …

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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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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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Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Gipsy Queen’

A pretty Hyacinth that we bought as an impulse buy from the Dobies just off on the M5. Planted in a square pot on the Patio along with some interesting Orange Crocuses.

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Fritillaria meleagris

I’ve wanted to get some more of these interesting little spring bulbs for a while now. Found these Snake’s Head Fritillary on a offer and the bulbs look good and strong. Hopefully will get them naturalised in the lower woodland bed over the next few years. In 2021, out of the three bulbs planted, only […]

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Colchicum autumnale ‘Album’

I have never grown Colchicums before and I am often surprised by them in customers gardens. They are curious late season flowers which just appear out of nowhere. This one is a rare white one which I will try in the front of my main bed and see how it gets on. Its also called […]