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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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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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Fatsia japonica ‘Spider’s Web’

The first of our shade shrubs for putting in the lower woodland border over the winter. Bought as an impulse buy from our trip to Withleigh Nurseries up near Tiverton. This one needs shade and is quite tolerant of the conditions in the woodland bed, so hopefully it will do well. It was planted near […]

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Buddleja x weyeriana ‘Sungold’

An unusual Buddleja which I though would look great at the back of my border in a difficult area. It has done quite well in it’s first year and has flowered. It struggles in dry weather and does need keeping an eye on and giving some extra watering. But the bees and insects do love […]

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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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Lavandula stoechas

A profusely flowering French Lavender. It doesn’t really fit in the grand scheme of my top bed, but the bees love it, so it’s staying for now … Should cut it back after flowering. Dead heading should help it to continue flowering. I forget to do that though. It was dug up and moved in […]