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Rosa 'For Your Eyes Only'

Added on 21 Aug, 2017 | 2 photos

Persica hybrid bush rose. 90cm. Free flowering with a distinctive eye to the single flowers.

Verbascum x hybridum 'Banana Custard'

Added on 8 Apr, 2019 | 0 photos

Two for Golden Border. April 2019

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Cryptomeria japonica ‘Sekkan-Sugi’

Added on 22 Oct, 2019 | 1 photo

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Hippuris vulgaris (Water Mare's Tail)

Added on 22 May, 2018 | 1 photo

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Thujopsis dolobrata 'Nana'

Added on 8 Apr, 2019 | 1 photo

90x90cm in 10 years. Sunny or part shaded spot. Trim lightly as required once established. Bronze tinted in Autu...

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Hypericum 'Magical Red Flame'

Added on 21 Aug, 2017 | 2 photos

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Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Kilimanjaro'

Added on 1 Mar, 2018 | 3 photos

Large shrub from Crocus for the green and white back garden gravel area. It has a more upright growth habit than...

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Lysimachia punctata

Added on 4 Jul, 2014 | 2 photos

Not to be confused with the noxious weed Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). This is a vigorous species that...

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Choisya ternata ‘Sundance’

Added on 12 Jan, 2019 | 1 photo

An eye-catching and deservedly popular shrub! Choisya ternata 'Sundance' is well loved for is bright g...

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Monarda ‘Westacre Purple’

Added on 11 Apr, 2019 | 2 photos

In a pot for edible flower display. April 2019 Plantsman’s Preference.

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Geranium nodosum 'Blueberry Ice'

Added on 16 Jun, 2017 | 2 photos

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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Kamarachiba'

Added on 12 Jan, 2019 | 1 photo

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Kamarachiba' is bright yellow with rather lace-like foliage that develops a dist...

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Hemerocallis ‘Cream Drop’

Added on 11 Apr, 2019 | 1 photo

Delicate pale creamy, scented, flowers on stout stems to 50cm. Small flowered so you get more flowers and a long...

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Begonia ‘Summerwings Dark Elegance’

Added on 29 Oct, 2019 | 1 photo

I keep this one in the greenhouse over the winter, as it is stunning all summer, both foliage and flowers.

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Muscari

Added on 16 Mar, 2014 | 1 photo

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Edibles

Added on 9 Aug, 2015 | 13 photos

Anything that can be eaten that grows in my garden. Fruit, vegetables, flowers.

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Anemone hupehensis var japonica 'Rotkappchen'

Added on 16 Jun, 2017 | 2 photos

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Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea'

Added on 14 Jan, 2019 | 1 photo

Golden stemmed Dogwood. Three added to Golden Border, January 2019. From Gardening Express.

Position: full su...

Hemerocallis ‘Eenie-Weenie Non-Stop’

Added on 11 Apr, 2019 | 0 photos

Grass like foliage. Tiny day lily. Yellow flwers. One in a pot for Edible Flower display. Plantsman’s Pref. Apri...

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Nepeta faassenii

Added on 16 Jun, 2017 | 1 photo

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Magnolia denudata 'Yellow River'

Added on 14 Jan, 2019 | 1 photo

From Gardening Express. Arrived in good condition with three flower buds. Have planted it in the middle of Heuch...

Ornithogalum pyrenaicum

Added on 11 Apr, 2019 | 0 photos

An unusual bulbous plant making a spike of starry greenish white flowers on a wiry stem to 50cm in summer. Rare...

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Vaccinium vitis-idaea 'Fireballs' (Lingonberry)

Added on 30 Oct, 2019 | 2 photos

Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: prefers moist but well-drained, acidic soil or ericaceous compost in ...

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Euonymus (standard)

Added on 2 Dec, 2014 | 1 photo

in patio border for winter interest.

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Primula Lemon

Added on 27 Mar, 2016 | 1 photo

Five planted in Golden Border. Similar to cowslip. March 2016

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Gillenia trifoliata

Added on 6 Mar, 2018 | 1 photo

6 small pots from Sarah Raven and Claire Austin for the new gravel garden.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Wedding Gown'

Added on 14 Jan, 2019 | 5 photos

For 2019 to celebrate Rachel's wedding next December.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Wedding Gown', a...

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Impatiens omelana

Added on 11 Apr, 2019 | 3 photos

An easy, hardy species with spreading patches of short stems with olive leaves veined pale yellow. Delightful go...

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Sarcococca hookeriana 'Winter Gem'

Added on 30 Oct, 2019 | 1 photo

Position: partial shade
Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: slow-gr...

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Rosa 'Munstead Wood' (Standard)

Added on 2 Dec, 2014 | 2 photos

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Linaria dalmatica

Added on 11 Apr, 2019 | 1 photo

Graceful, willowy stems of narrow grey leaves topped with spikes of pretty, budgie-like, pale yellow flowers to ...

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Pinus parviflora 'Negishi'

Added on 30 Oct, 2019 | 1 photo

Position: Sun/partial shade
Soil: Moderately fertile, moist and well drained.
Height/Spread (in approx. 10 yea...

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Primula ‘Dawn Ansell’

Added on 6 Mar, 2018 | 1 photo

3 young plants from Claire Austin Feb 2018.

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Camellia (pale pink, var. unknown. Flowers autumn/winter)

Added on 28 Sep, 2015 | 2 photos

A small shrub came from Crocus, in bud and looking healthy. Will keep in the greenhouse over winter for a coupl...

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Amelanchier alnifolia (Saskatoon) 'Northline'

Added on 17 Apr, 2017 | 4 photos

Superb fruit quality with a wonderful deep flavour. Great yields from young plants. Bushy with white flowers in ...

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Sedum telephium ‘Marina’

Added on 2 Jul, 2019 | 2 photos

One of the bluest telephium Sedum on the market! A sea of blue-gray foliage is accented with tints of purple in ...

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Sedum spurium 'Voodoo'

Added on 13 Apr, 2014 | 2 photos

Compact and mounding evergreen. Purple red ovate foliage is topped by masses of luminous rosy red blooms in summ...

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Sedum erythrostictum Mediovariegatum

Added on 17 Apr, 2017 | 3 photos

Striking and unusual Sedum whose fleshy, variegated leaves and starry greenish-white flowers. 30x45cm.

Penstemon ‘Volcano Vesuvius’

Added on 9 Aug, 2018 | 0 photos

In drive-side border. August 2018 Dobbies.

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Penstemon ‘Volcano Fujiyama’

Added on 2 Jul, 2019 | 1 photo

wering Time:

May - October

Height x Spread:

60 x 35 cm

Flowers of glowing light pink over a white ba...

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Brunnera macrophylla 'Mr Morse'

Added on 17 Apr, 2017 | 2 photos

Three in Fern garden for spring interest. April 2017.

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Crocus ?seiberi

Added on 9 Aug, 2018 | 2 photos

30 bulbs in pot. August 2018. Transplant in spring when leaves are growing.

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Hebe ‘Boughton Silver’

Added on 2 Jul, 2019 | 1 photo

Hebe Boughton Silver is a selection of H. recurva with a more dense habit and intensely silver-blue foliage and ...

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Lupinus (blue)

Added on 2 Jul, 2019 | 2 photos

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Sedum ‘Touchdown Teak’

Added on 21 Jan, 2019 | 1 photo

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Erodium reichardii 'Album'

Added on 18 Apr, 2017 | 1 photo

In a pot on the decking.

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Clematis 'Nubia'

Added on 27 May, 2018 | 1 photo

3-4 feet. Flowers Spring to late summer.

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Sedum 'Jade Tuffet'

Added on 9 Aug, 2018 | 1 photo

Vaccineum corymbosum - Blueberry 'Pink Lemonade'

Added on 12 Apr, 2019 | 0 photos

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Sedum 'Dazzleberry'

Added on 9 Aug, 2018 | 1 photo

Betula pendula - a seedling from Glenprosen Garden

Added on 14 Nov, 2019 | 0 photos

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Crassula pellucida ssp. marginata 'variegata'

Added on 10 Aug, 2018 | 1 photo

Beautiful and easy trailing succulent with red and cream leaves and tiny white flowers in summer. Not hardy.

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Leucothoe 'Carinella'

Added on 17 Nov, 2019 | 1 photo

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Added on 17 Nov, 2019 | 0 photos

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Rosa 'Charlotte'

Added on 10 Jun, 2014 | 2 photos

Charlotte (Auspoly)
David Austin Recommended Variety

Category English Roses
(English Rose Collection)
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Rosa 'Rhapsody In Blue' (Standard)

Added on 18 Nov, 2019 | 0 photos

Planted in the patio border 17th November 2019. From Style Roses.

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Narcissus 'Tete a Tete'

Added on 20 Feb, 2014 | 2 photos

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Brunnera 'Jack Frost'

Added on 3 Apr, 2016 | 1 photo

1 under Bramley Apple. April 2016 Ashbrook

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Euonymus japonicus ‘White Spire’

Added on 27 Jan, 2019 | 1 photo

Grows to 50cm. Do not trim. Dobbies, Jan 20119 for back garden displays.

Rosa 'Flower Power' (Patio Standard)

Added on 18 Nov, 2019 | 0 photos

One planted in the Rosy Patio Border. 17th November 2019. From Style Roses.

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Clematis viticella 'Abundance'

Added on 3 Apr, 2016 | 1 photo

Planted to grow up Bramley apple tree. April 2016 Ashbrook.

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Aquilegia vulgaris 'Nivea'

Added on 23 Apr, 2017 | 2 photos

Left side of white garden beside lilies. 22/4/17

Hippeastrum ‘Lady Jane’

Added on 21 Nov, 2019 | 0 photos

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Blackberry 'Waldo'

Added on 23 Apr, 2017 | 1 photo

Thorn free variety with good flavoured fruits. To grow up front of garage wall. April 2017.

Paeonia unknown var. pale pink.

Added on 4 Jul, 2019 | 0 photos

Hippeastrum ‘Alfresco’

Added on 21 Nov, 2019 | 0 photos

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Garden Ornaments

Added on 21 Aug, 2014 | 30 photos

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Aquilegia vulgaris (Woodside Group)

Added on 18 May, 2016 | 1 photo

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Lupin 'Masterpiece'

Added on 23 Apr, 2017 | 3 photos

3 young plants in the raised beds. April 2017. Slug pellets deployed!

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Polemonium 'Bressingham Purple'

Added on 23 Apr, 2017 | 1 photo

1 in patio border. April 2017.

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Callistemon

Added on 13 Aug, 2015 | 2 photos

Min -5c. Move into greenhouse in winter.

Cut back shoots to maintain shape after flowering.

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Iris 'Indian Chief'

Added on 31 May, 2018 | 1 photo

Beautiful tall bearded Iris. Thank you Sue! Love it.

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Acer palmatum 'dissectum'

Added on 14 Aug, 2018 | 2 photos

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Hosta 'Remember Me'

Added on 31 May, 2018 | 1 photo

In Meditation Corner beside Azalea

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Hosta 'Fire and Ice'

Added on 31 May, 2018 | 2 photos

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Rosa 'The Poet's Wife'

Added on 9 Dec, 2014 | 4 photos

Category English Roses
(English Rose Collection)
Bred By David Austin
Flower Type Double/Full Bloom
Size M...

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Styrax japonicus 'Marley’s Pink Parasol' (J L Weeping) - japanese snowbell

Added on 4 Apr, 2016 | 4 photos

Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained, neutral to acidic soil
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Rhododendron 'Ebony Pearl'

Added on 15 Sep, 2013 | 4 photos

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Rosa 'Graham Thomas'

Added on 9 Dec, 2014 | 2 photos

David Austin Recommended Variety

Category English Roses
(English Rose Collection)
Bred By David Austin
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Campanula garganica 'Dicksons Gold'

Added on 3 Apr, 2015 | 1 photo

three in golden border. April 2015.

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Mahonia media 'Charity'

Added on 15 Sep, 2013 | 3 photos

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Rosa 'Lady Emma Hamilton'

Added on 9 Dec, 2014 | 2 photos

Lady Emma Hamilton (Ausbrother)
David Austin Recommended Variety

Category English Roses
(English Rose Co...

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Acaena 'Copper Carpet'

Added on 6 Jul, 2019 | 1 photo

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Ilex aquifolium 'Madame Briot' - Holly

Added on 22 Aug, 2014 | 2 photos

Planted August 2014 in fernery at back of house.moved in 2015 to driveside border and doing ok, but very slow.

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Catananche caerulea

Added on 3 Jul, 2017 | 1 photo

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Rosa 'Warm Welcome' - Miniature Climbing Rose

Added on 12 Jun, 2014 | 3 photos

RHS AGM. 2.4m x 1.2m. Likes a sunny spot.

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Tulipa humilis 'Persian Pearl'

Added on 5 Apr, 2015 | 3 photos

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Meconopsis betonicifolia ‘Alba’

Added on 8 Oct, 2014 | 1 photo

From Ashbrook May 2018

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Narcissus 'Sailboat'

Added on 6 Apr, 2015 | 2 photos

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Agapanthus (White Un-named)

Added on 6 Jun, 2018 | 2 photos

Bought from Tesco. June 2018. In a pot in back garden

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Heuchera 'Winter Joy'

Added on 8 Oct, 2014 | 2 photos

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Clematis ‘Tranquilite’

Added on 6 Jun, 2018 | 2 photos

Jumped into my trolley when I went to getsome bug killer for the caterpillers in the hedge (infestation of Ermin...

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Heuchera 'Sweet Tart'

Added on 8 Oct, 2014 | 1 photo

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Bergenia ‘Bressingham White’

Added on 21 Mar, 2018 | 2 photos

3 from Crocus for White garden. march 2018

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Dryopteris wallichiana

Added on 18 Sep, 2013 | 2 photos

black stemmed hardy fern for shade

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Hydrangea paniculata 'Jane' (syn. 'Little Lime')

Added on 10 Jul, 2014 | 3 photos

Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
Rate of gro...

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Agave americana striata

Added on 9 Sep, 2017 | 1 photo

Gift from the delivery man! H3 -1c half-hardy.

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Heuchera 'Lime Ruffles'

Added on 8 Oct, 2014 | 2 photos

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Water feature

Added on 8 Apr, 2016 | 3 photos

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Helleborus foetidus - Stinking Hellebore

Added on 21 Aug, 2018 | 1 photo

From Frances and John Dent's Open Garden in Dundee August 2018.