List of plants

Woodland Border [1]

Ground Cover:
  • Ajuga reptans / Bugle
  • Soleirolia soleirolii (syn. Helxine soleirolii) / Mind-your-own-business, baby’s tears
  • Ferns including ‘Hart’s tongue’
  • Heuchera ‘Lime Marmalade’ and ‘Marmalade’
  • Houttuynia cordata ‘Chameleon’
  • Pulmonaria / Lungwort
  • Galium odoratum / Sweet Woodruff
  • Vinca minor / Periwinkle
Trees and Shrubs:
  • Crinodendron hookerianum / Chilean Lantern tree
  • Lonicera fragrantissima / Winter Honeysuckle
  • Salix caprea / Goat Willow
  • Sambucus nigra Aurea / Golden Elder
Climbers:
  • Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’, ‘Prince Charles’, Montana ‘Marjorie’, an unknown blue and an unknown pink.
  • Honeysuckle
  • Variegated ivy
  • Muehlenbeckia axillaris / Wire vine
Perennials:
  • Anthemis punctata cupanian / Sicilian chamomile
  • Astilbe × arendsii  ‘Weisse Gloria’  and ‘Fanal’ 
  • Dicentra spectabilis / Lamprocapnos spectabilis / Bleeding Heart
  • Fuchsia (no label) 
  • Geranium ‘Ingerwere’
  • Geranium x oxonianum
  • Geranium lucidum / shining geranium
  • Geranium robertianum / Herb Robert
  • Gillenia trifoliata 
  • Hellebore orientalis and niger
  • Lysimachia punctata / Yellow Loosestrife /  Whorled Loosestrife
  • Polyanthus
  • Primula japonica ‘Apple Blossom’
  • Veronica / Speedwell
Yellow Loosestrife
Bulbs:
  • Chionodoxa luciliae  / Glory of the Snow
  • Erythronium ‘Pagoda’ /  dog’s tooth violet
  • Narcissus ‘Rip van Winkle’, ‘February Gold’, ‘Segovia’

Gravel Garden, Lawn Area and Sunny Rockery [2]

Raised bed:
  • Alliums
  • Cosmos atrosanguineus / Chocolate Cosmos
  • Erigeron glaucus ‘Sea Breeze’ / fleabane (this is a cutting and needs removing)
  • Helenium Moerheim Beauty
  • Helenium Ruby Tuesday
  • Hemerocallis /  Day Lily
  • Imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’ (this is not doing so well here)
  • Leucanthemum superbum
  • Lobelia ‘ASDA’ (pink)
  • Lobelia × speciosa ‘Hadspen Purple’
  • Lobelia cardinalis ‘ Queen Victoria’
  • Munstead Lavender
  • Penstemon ‘Sour Grapes’
  • Persicaria (another one which is being overshadowed too much – it needs a more open space)
  • Phygelius x rectus African Queen
  • Salvia nemorosa ‘Sensation’ – pink, blue and white.
  • Verbena ‘Lollipop’
Wall:
Creeping plants / groundcover
  • Anthemis  punctata cupanian / Sicilian chamomile
  • Aubrieta
  • Campanula portenschlagiana
  • Osteospermum ‘Tresco Purple’ (purple)
  • Erigeron glaucus ‘Sea Breeze’ / fleabane
  • Erigeron karvinskianus / Mexican Fleabane
  • Iberis sempervirens ‘Nevina’
  • Osteospermum ‘Snow Pixie’  (white)
  • Osteospermum  jucundum var. compactum (pink)
  • Sedum or Stonecrop ‘Ruby Glow’

Other Plants
  • Climber Celastrus orbiculatus – or bittersweet vine
  • Dianthus ‘Mrs Sinkins’
  • Epimedium
  • Euonymus fortunei
  • Euonymus variegata
  • Fern
  • Hardy Geranium
  • Hebe / Veronica
  • Penstemons (Coral colour but no ID)
  • Rosa ‘Gertude Jekyll’
  • Weigela ‘Wine and Roses’
  • Whistling Jacks (Gladiolius communis byzantinus)
Shady bed (under trees)
  • Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’
  • Epimedium
  • Geum ‘Bell Bank’
  • Geum ‘Koi’
  • Geranium himalayense ‘Derrick Cook’ (white)
  • Hardy Geraniums
  • Heucheras ‘Marmalade’ and ‘Lime Marmalade’
  • Heucherella
  • Hydrangea paniculata Vanille Fraise
  • Ivy
  • Spring bulbs/flowers
    • Snowdrops
    • Aconites
    • Cowslip
    • Crocuses
    • Cyclamen
Heuchera ‘Marmalade’ and ‘Lime Marmalade’ and Geum ‘Bell Bank’
Other Plants in the lawn area
  • Carex evergreen grasses (three kinds around the flat stone)
  • Hardy geraniums including either ‘Brookside’ or ‘Johnson’s Blue’ (blue)
  • Geranium x oxonianum (pale pink)
  • Geranium ‘renardii’ (white)
  • Geranium sanguineum / Bloody Cranesbill ( magenta)
  • Olearia Haastii’
  • Penstemon (Coral)
  • Penstemon ‘Garnet
  • Rosemary
  • Weeping Buddliea alternifolia
Penstemon, Geranium and Dianthus

Raised Beds [3]

Perennial Bed:
  • Allium Chives ‘Cha cha’
  • Anemone Japonica ‘Wild Swan’ and ‘Pamina’
  • Calendula ‘Indian Prince’
  • Echinops
  • Euphorbia oblongata
  • Foxgloves (self-seeded)
  • Japanese Anemones – ‘Pamina’ with lovely dark pink double flowers and ‘Wild Swan’.
  • Lythrum salicaria ‘Blush’ 
  • Nepeta JUNIOR WALKER ‘Novanepjun’ 
  • Rosa ‘Graham Thomas’
  • Rosa ‘Fighting Temeraire’
  • Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Little Goldstar
  • Salvia Caradonna
  • Salvia ‘Love and Wishes’
  • Scabiosa – ‘Butterfly Blue’ and ‘Beaujolais Bonnets’
  • Tropaeolum majus ‘Black Velvet’
Raised beds
Herb / Bee bed:
  • AQUILEGIA caerulea ‘Spring Magic Rose’
  • AQUILEGIA caerulea ‘Spring Magic White’
  • Double Chamomile
  • EUPHORBIA x martinii 
  • Feverfew
  • Garlic Chives
  • Golden Marjoram
  • Hyssop
  • Lemon Bergamot
  • Lemon Verbena
  • Lupins
  • PHYSOSTEGIA virginiana ‘Rose Bouquet’
  • Rosemary
  • Sage tricolour
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme
  • Tulbaghia violacea / Society Garlic
Raised bed with sage, thyme, marjoram, calendula and borage

Wild Garden / Car park / Utilities [4]

This is a large gravelled area where the oil tank, the septic tank are situated and where I can park my car. Because of the septic tank I can’t grow trees or any other deep rooted plants here, but there is a Cornish hedge alongside the fence beyond which is a very overgrown area in the farmyard. But I have made a start on planting the wall up with bits from the rest of the garden which I hope will make it somewhat prettier.

  • Anthemis punctata cupanian / Sicilian chamomile
  • Campanula
  • Erigeron glaucus ‘Sea Breeze’ / fleabane
  • Erigeron karvinskianus / Mexican Fleabane
  • Geraniums
  • Forget me nots
  • Hart’s tongue ferns
  • Leucanthemum vulgare
  • Narcissus ‘Tete a tete’
  • Oregano
  • Osteospermums
  • Persicaria
  • Muscari
  • Wallflowers
  • Wild Clematis

Zen Patio [5]

  • Arum lily
  • Hemp Agrimony ( Eupatorium cannabinum)
  • Fatsia Japonica
  • Filipendula ulmaria (Meadowsweet
  • Geranium macrorrhizum (magenta)
  • Geranium ‘Magnificum’ (purple)
  • Iris pseudacorus
  • Jasminum officinale ‘Clotted Cream’ (a thug – beware!)
  • Wild  water mint

And this is where my Belfast sink is – filled with all sorts of Alpine plants though I lose a lot over the winter months due to the wet, not the cold. Too heavy to bring inside, but I should try and fashion some sort of cloche for it. Plus my summer patio containers live here.

This seems to be an awful lot of plants for one small garden!

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