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
  • Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’, ‘Prince Charles’, Montana ‘Marjorie’, ‘Polish Spirit’ an unknown blue and an unknown pink.
  • Honeysuckle
  • Variegated ivy
  • Muehlenbeckia axillaris / Wire vine
  • Aconite / monkshood
  • 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
  • Hellebore orientalis and niger
  • Lysimachia punctata / Yellow Loosestrife /  Whorled Loosestrife
  • Polyanthus
  • Primula japonica ‘Apple Blossom’
  • Veronica / Speedwell
Yellow Loosestrife
  • 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)
  • Geranium ‘Rozanne’
  • Helenium Moerheim Beauty
  • Helenium Ruby Tuesday
  • Hemerocallis /  Day Lily
  • Hemerocallis ‘Silent Sentry’
  • Imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’ (this is not doing so well here)
  • Leucanthemum superbum
  • Lobelia ‘ASDA’ (pink)
  • Lobelia × speciosa ‘Hadspen Purple’
  • Lobelia cardinalis ‘ Queen Victoria’
  • Lythrum salicaria ‘Blush’
  • Munstead Lavender
  • Penstemon ‘Sour Grapes’
  • Phlox paniculata ‘Twinkle Purple’ 
  • Persicaria Darjeeling Red
  • Phygelius x rectus African Queen (a bit of a thug – sends runners throughout the bed)
  • Restio Chondropetalum tectorum
  • Salvia nemorosa ‘Sensation’ – pink, blue and white.
  • Verbena ‘Lollipop’
Creeping plants / groundcover
  • Anthemis  punctata cupanian / Sicilian chamomile
  • Aubrieta
  • Campanula portenschlagiana
  • Dianthus ‘Mrs Sinkins’
  • Erigeron glaucus ‘Sea Breeze’ / fleabane
  • Erigeron karvinskianus / Mexican Fleabane
  • Iberis sempervirens ‘Nevina’
  • Osteospermum  jucundum var. compactum (pink)
  • Osteospermum ‘Snow Pixie’  (white)
  • Osteospermum ‘Tresco Purple’ (purple)
  • Sedum or Stonecrop ‘Ruby Glow’
  • Wild Yarrow / Achillea

Other Plants
  • Climber Celastrus orbiculatus – or bittersweet vine
  • Hebe / Veronica
  • Penstemons (Coral colour but no ID)
  • Rosa ‘Gertude Jekyll’
  • Weigela ‘Wine and Roses’
  • Whistling Jacks (Gladiolius communis byzantinus)
Shady bed (under trees)
  • Bay Tree (kept as a low hedge)
  • Brunnera macrophylla ‘Sea Heart’
  • Honeywort / Cerinthe major ‘Purpurascens’
  • Chamaemelum nobile ‘Treneague’  a non-flowering clone of lawn chamomile.
  • Epimedium
  • Euonymus fortunei
  • Euonymus variegata
  • Fern
  • GeumBell Bank
  • GeumKoi
  • Geranium sanguineum  ‘Album’
  • Geranium ‘Ann Thompson’
  • Geranium himalayense ‘Derrick Cook’ (white)
  • Geranium x magnificum
  • Geranium oxonianum ‘Thurstonianum’
  • Gillenia trifoliata 
  • Hellebore niger
  • Heucheras ‘Marmalade’, ‘Lime Marmalade’, ‘Champagne’ and ‘Coralberry’ and one unknown dark plum one
  • Heucherella ‘Golden Zebra’ and ‘Buttered Rum’
  • Hydrangea paniculata Vanille Fraise
  • Ivy
  • Nepeta JUNIOR WALKER ‘Novanepjun’ 
  • St John’s Wort / hypericum
  • Spring bulbs/flowers
    • Snowdrops
    • Aconites
    • Cowslip
    • Crocuses
    • Cyclamen
Heuchera ‘Marmalade’ and ‘Lime Marmalade’ and Geum ‘Bell Bank’
Other Plants in the Gravel area
  • Agapanthus ‘Silver Moon’ with variegated leaves (rarely flowers)
  • Calamagrostis brachytricha (glossy green leaves turning yellow in autumn, fluffy purple-tinged plume-like sprays in late summer
  • Calamagrostis Overdam (striped green leaves, feathery purple plumes in late summer)
  • Carex evergreen grasses Evergold and Everest (around the flat stone)
  • Chaenorhinum origanifolium ‘Blue Dream (trailing blue flowers late spring/early summer)
  • Erodium ‘Bishop’s Form (reddish-pink flowers)
  • Hardy geraniums including either ‘Brookside’ or ‘Johnson’s Blue’ or ‘Orion’ (blue)
  • Fuchsia shrub possibly magellanica ‘Riccartonii’
  • Gaura linheimeri ‘Whirling butterflies’
  • Geranium x oxonianum (pale pink)
  • Geranium ‘renardii’ (white)
  • Geranium sanguineum ‘Max Frei’
  • Geum ‘Karlskaer’ (orange)
  • Geum ‘Red Wings’ (rich red)
  • Hylotelephium telephium ‘Xenox Yellow’
  • Kniphofia ‘Drunmore Apricot’
  • Olearia Haastii
  • Penstemon (Coral)
  • Penstemon ‘Garnet’
  • Rosemary
  • Santolina chamaecyparissus
  • Sedum or Stonecrop ‘Ruby Glow’
  • Sedum
  • Uncinia Rubra
  • Weeping Buddliea alternifolia
Penstemon, Geranium and Dianthus

Raised Beds [3]

Perennial Bed:
  • Allium Chives ‘Cha cha’
  • Calendula officinalis (marigold) ‘Indian Prince’
  • Echinops
  • Euphorbia oblongata
  • Foxgloves (self-seeded)
  • Japanese Anemones – ‘Pamina’ with lovely dark pink double flowers and ‘Wild Swan’.
  • Lythrum salicaria ‘Blush’ 
  • Kniphofia / red-hot pokers
  • Nepeta JUNIOR WALKER ‘Novanepjun’ 
  • Selinum wallichianum
  • 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’ (nasturtiums)
Raised beds
Herb / Bee bed:
  • AQUILEGIA caerulea ‘Spring Magic White’
  • Borage
  • Calendula officinalis (marigold)
  • Double Chamomile
  • EUPHORBIA x martinii
  • Garlic Chives
  • Golden Feverfew
  • Golden Marjoram
  • Hyssop
  • Lemon Bergamot
  • Lemon Verbena
  • Lupins
  • Nasturtiums that self-seed
  • PHYSOSTEGIA virginiana ‘Rose Bouquet’
  • Rosemary
  • Sage tricolour
  • Sage common
  • Sweet Ciceley
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme Jekka
  • Thyme common
  • Tulbaghia violacea / Society Garlic
Raised bed with sage, thyme, marjoram, calendula and borage


There are also herbs being grown in large hexagonal terracotta pots which include various types of mint, lemon balm, French tarragon and several thymes.


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
  • Borage – blue and white
  • Campanula
  • Erigeron glaucus ‘Sea Breeze’ / fleabane
  • Erigeron karvinskianus / Mexican Fleabane
  • Erysimum / Wallflowers
  • Geraniums
  • Golden Marjoram
  • Forget me nots
  • Hart’s tongue ferns
  • Leucanthemum vulgare / Oxeye Daisies
  • Musk Mallow – pink and white
  • Narcissus ‘Tete a tete’
  • Oregano
  • Osteospermums
  • Persicaria
  • Muscari
  • Wild Yarrow
  • Wild Clematis

Zen Patio [5]

  • Arum lily
  • Clematis ‘Astra Nova’
  • Clematis ‘Etoile Violette’
  • Clematis ‘Lambton Park’
  • Clematis ‘Night Veil’
  • Clematis ‘Princess Kate’
  • Hemp AgrimonyEupatorium cannabinum)
  • Fatsia Japonica
  • Filipendula ulmaria (Meadowsweet
  • Geranium sanguineum ‘Max Frei’ (magenta)
  • Geranium ‘Magnificum’ (purple)
  • Iris pseudacorus
  • Jasminum officinale ‘Clotted Cream’ (a thug – beware!)
  • Lily of the Valley
  • 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!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Nicely set out! I’m trying to be organised and do plans of my garden and list all the plants. It is a very slow process!

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is! And I have to remember to make the changes too!

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