Plant List – Our Front Garden

WISH LIST for 2012

Escholtzia are so colourful and seed prolifically there’s no need to sow for the following year, however will be trying new variety Peach Sorbet from Thompson & Morgan

Cosmos Purity Thompson & Morgan

Cosmos Purity Thompson & Morgan

Cosmos want lots of clumps of white to keep bed ‘lit up’, will sow more T&M Purity variety
Cornflowers the deep blue ones – need to source these – some coming in 2012
Lots more penstemons to complement the foxgloves, again T&M seeds to sow
Campanulas – low growing to use as edging – need to source these

Verbascum Blue Lagoon from Thompson & Morgan

Verbascum Blue Lagoon from Thompson & Morgan

Must have a clump of these gorgeous blue verbascums from T&M

PLANTS/SEEDS 2011

November

Have ordered all the seed I need and a lot more, I always order more than I need because I generally find some seeds are more fruitful than others. Have ordered some brassica plants, it will be interesting to see how they fare.

The first plants have arrived – 12 strawberry plants – Malwinnie. I tasted these at the Press Event at Thompson & Morgan in the summer and they were dribblingly good! Will have to think of some surefire way of keeping off the mice, birds and other creatures that know a good strawberry when they find one!

Weather: Don’t know what’s happened to the fog and cold usually associated with November. It’s 21st today and we have been warned we may have some frost this evening. Will be taking in my tender plants, including a precious orchid.

October

Last year the first frost was on 21 October, we are now almost at the end of October and no sign of cold weather.

September

Just a case of deadheading and fingers crossed that frost doesn’t come early.

August 28

Removed Evening primrose and white foxglove and replaced with a red veined sorrel and an oriental poppy Punch Bowl.

Red veined sorrel 28 8 2011 © Pintail

Red veined sorrel 28 8 2011 © Pintail

August  Purple thyme plants grown from seed, from SowSeeds, planted in the gravel on the drive. I was inspired to green up the drive following a stimulating talk about the need for urban greening at one of the RHS shows in London this spring.

July 2011

Planted the Verbascum from Thompson & Morgan, Blue Lagoon and Clementine and the large flowered, new dahlia Aztec XXXL.

23 June 2011

Papaver Summer Breeze Thompson & Morgan

Papaver Summer Breeze Thompson & Morgan

Papaver Summer Breeze*, my favourite poppy

7 June 2011

Everlasting Sweet Pea White Thompson & Morgan

Everlasting Sweet Pea White Thompson & Morgan

Everlasting Sweet Pea White Pearl* x 3 under the cotoneaster
Sempervivum* at edge x 5 – 23 June – not doing very well at all, probably planted out too soon, will overwinter rest of seedlings to plant next year

Padparadja pansy Thompson & Morgan

Padparadja pansy Thompson & Morgan

These Padparadja pansies* planted on front edge, are probably a mistake – they are so bright! Bugs have attacked the leaves, no sign of flowers

Kniphofia ElviraKniphofia Elvira from Bressinghams planted, next to David Austin rose. I saw one in Hatfield House garden that was enormous. Time will tell if it will fit in.

Cosmos Purity Thompson & Morgan

Cosmos Purity Thompson & Morgan

Cosmos Purity*

Gerbera Forever Daisy Thompson & Morgan

Gerbera Forever Daisy Thompson & Morgan

Forever Daisy Gerberas* plug plants, also known as Transvaal Daisy, from Thompson & Morgan have been planted. Each one was named so I was able to plant them to fit in with the overall colour scheme. I have high hopes for those strong growing plants, they are winter hardy and expected to flower strongly year after year.

Replacement dahlias were purchased as last year’s plants didn’t survive my efforts to store them. We chose Preston Park and Moonfire again. Probably put them out too early as they have been very slow to grow. Watering is important.

Some sturdy white lupins from B&Q have been placed near the back wall area

Knautia Macedonica Thompson & Morgan

Knautia Macedonica Thompson & Morgan

Knautia Macedonia*

Echinacea Magic Box Thompson & Morgan

Echinacea Magic Box Thompson & Morgan

I’m looking forward to seeing  the Echinacea* in flower, will use them as cut flowers for indoors too.

About 100 snowdrops in the green were planted in March.

Potash was applied liberally to the dying-back tete a tete miniature narcissi as a feed for next year.

* All plants marked with an asterisk have been either raised from seed or bought as plugs plants from  Thompson & Morgan

Plants added 2010 in Our Front Garden

Scabiosa atropurpurea  Thompson & Morgan

Scabiosa atropurpurea Thompson & Morgan

Scabiosa atropurpurea Ebony and Ivory* – Thompson & Morgan grown from seed – only white flowering plants used

Cosmea Ayletts Nurseries

Cosmea Ayletts Nurseries

Cosmea pink Ayletts Nurseries bought as plants – a firm favourite that bloomed for months until the frost  Allowed to seed

Garden Party

Garden Party

Dahlia Garden Party, apricot, Ayletts Nurseries purchased as small plant April 2010

Dahlia Bishop of Llandaff

Dahlia Bishop of Llandaff

Dahlia Bishop of Llandaff, bright crimson, bronze foliage Ayletts Nurseries, purchased as small plant April 2010

Dahlia Pasodoble bright yellow

Dahlia Pasodoble bright yellow

Ayletts Nurseries, purchased as small plant April 2010

Dahlia Ballerina White

Dahlia Ballerina White

Dahlia Ballerina White

Ayletts Nurseries purchased as small plant April 2010

Dahlia Gypsy Boy

Dahlia Gypsy Boy

Dahlia Gypsy Boy Ayletts Nurseries purchased as small plant April 2010

Dahlia Preston Park, red

Dahlia Preston Park

Preston Park Ayletts Nurseries purchased as small plant April 2010

Penstemon, white, grown from seed, variety unknown

Ragged Robin  Thompson & Morgan grown from seed

Tree Peony Hong Xia pink Thompson & Morgan

Cyclamen coum and neapolitanum

Cyclamen coum and neapolitanum

Cyclamen coum and neapolitanum, seeds from Thompson and Morgan

Along the house wall:

Flowering Rambler Malvern Hills, Small, double flowers, yellow to cream David Austin Roses, www.davidaustinroses.com

Anemone blanda Garden4You.co.uk

Retained plants: Marigolds, Dahlias: Moonfire, allium, Tete a tete, cowslips, Bergenia, Heuchera purple,

Removed: hollyhocks – rampant rust
Died/eaten by slugs: delphiniums

PLANT LIST 2009

Bergenia

Bergenia

Bergenia, origin unknown

Penstemon Rich Ruby Fields

Penstemon Rich Ruby Fields

Penstemon Rich Ruby Fields, plants, origin unknown

Nasturtium seeds Thompson & Morgan strewn on garden, germinated quickly

Lavender grown from seedlings given by a neighbour in 1996

Marigolds

Marigolds

Marigolds seeds strewn on garden

Dahlia Moonfire

Dahlia Moonfire

Dahlia Moonfire Ayletts Nurseries, three purchased as small plants April 2009, strong growth, prolific blossom

Dahlia Chimbraza

Dahlia Chimbraza

Dahlia Chimbraza Ayletts Nurseries purchased as small plant April 2009

Dahlia Park Princess

Dahlia Park Princess

Dahlia Park Princess Ayletts Nurseries purchased as small plant April 2009, left in ground over the winter, didn’t do well in 2010

Heuchera purple leaves, origin unknown

Petunia, plants Garden4You.co.uk & B&Q

Cosmos Chocolate, plants purchased 2009

Japanese Anemone, plants received from a fellow gardener

Cowslip primula veris seed from Thompson & Morgan

Magnolia Stellata a wedding gift, origin unknown

Hellebore White, origin unknown, these got lost beneath the summer growth but bounced back in springtime as did the Pasque flowers

Harlequin poppies – B&Q, loved these, must get some next year

Along the house wall

Red Gladioli Ayletts Nurseries

Foxglove Thompson & Morgan strewn on garden, germinated quickly and seeded themselves prolifically

Cotoneaster – well established when we bought the property in 1995, cut back every year as it is a strong grower, valuable early food source for insects and for birds in autumn

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2 Responses to Plant List – Our Front Garden

  1. James Reeve says:

    I walk past your front garden every day on the way from my home to the station and its a pleasure to see how the garden changes each day; a definite highlight of the walk! Thanks for all your effort, the garden inspires my own gardening development!

    James

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