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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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Rubus idaeus ‘Autumn Bliss’

After the large raspberry Rubus occidentalis ‘Black Jewel’ was moved, there was space in the raspberry bed by the shed. Nicola sourced this one on a trip to Morrisons and it looked healthy and should do well. Autumn Bliss part 2. The previous one from Plants Galore was total crap and died straight away, but […]

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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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Malus domestica ‘Exeter Cross’

I have been wanting to get a little tree in the space at the back of the top of my Main Bed all year, and decided on an Apple tree. I waited until the winter and was going to buy one online, but just couldn’t decide and then when I had decided they were out […]

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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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Rubus occidentalis ‘Black Jewel’

A very large and vigorous raspberry type bush. It seems to try and go everywhere, and splits off readily. It’s not a true raspberry. It’s a member of a completely different family of Rubus. Not tried the fruit yet, and its aggressive, untidy nature is annoying me a bit. It might not last the winter. […]

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Rubus idaeus ‘Autumn Bliss’

I was looking forward to growing this raspberry as it has done well with me in the past. It died for no apparent reason within weeks without doing much. Plants Galore strikes again. RIP: 2020-06. I got a new one in March 2021.

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Rubus fruticosus ‘Thornfree’

Blackberry Thornfree. I planned to have a blackberry grown up and around the fence behind my border. Given enough time and a bit of training this might work … We’ll see. This bush did take quite some time to get away, but now (August 2020) has a couple of good canes running up the fence.

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Geum coccineum ‘Totally Tangerine’

This lovely Geum was really struggling in out wooland border. It was in complete shade and had grown very leggy. I dug it up in March 2020 and potted it up and put it on the patio. It instantly loved it, but so di the aphids. I finally left it to the aphids and it […]

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Gillenia trifoliata

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 […]