I went to Ashwood and….

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….came home with Jemima Puddleduck!

Don’t worry! I haven’t lost it entirely! I wanted to buy a present for my new niece, and shopping here is so much more pleasurable than having to tackle the dreaded Shopping Centre. And while I was there…!

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…. I gave in to last month’s temptation and purchased one of the beautiful hellebores I was admiring then. (I did promise there’s always next month!) I know the season is almost over, and although still looking good, they are getting past their best, but I was not just getting a beautiful hellebore, but also a bargain! Who could turn it down? It is one of the Ashwood garden hybrids, with yellow cups, backed with peachy, pink and flushed red in the centre. I know where that’s going!

That was not my only garden purchase. As well as the bucket of chicken manure that’s needed at this time of year, I also added an Oriental poppy – Papaver “Patty’s Plum” – to be added to one of my new herbaceous borders. Love it’s smoky plum colour – so spectacular though short lived. I already have one in another bed in the garden, but I’m too impatient to propagate it – I want instant results! Hope to show you it’s progress later!

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4 thoughts on “I went to Ashwood and….

  1. Chloris

    A lovely Hellebore and Patty’s Plum is gorgeous. The great thing about oriental poppies is that they are so easy from root cuttings that if you move one and leave a tiny bit of root behind then you get another poppy.

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  2. thelonggardenpath Post author

    I know, I’ve discovered that when trying to move others around the garden. Once planted, they’re there for good! I’m being lazy and too impatient! Please forgive me!

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  3. Cathy

    Ah, bargains plants! Were they reduced? Great time to add to your collection and the reward for resisting temptation the last time!

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