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During the first week of the year the weather was dry so I tackled the rockery. I hope I have got all the couch grass out but as we gardeners know only time will tell if I have. I was pondering what to plant when a friend suggested I looked at Kevock garden plants, a family run nursery based near Edinburgh. As I browsed the site I found I was clicking ‘add to basket’ but I decided to go with it so I ordered 15 plants on the 7th. Imagine my surprise when I got an email on the 14th saying they were dispatching my order. The box was delivered on the 15th.

As it was heavy my beloved brought the box in to the kitchen for me, as my back was still tender and I didn’t want to risk it.

On opening the box I found the plants really well wrapped and in excellent condition.

The first plant out was Jovibarba hirta and it had 5 loose pups. No surprises as to what I did with them! Yep potted up.

I think some plants may not survive as I was lured by the photos. I suspect this because some say water from the bottom and if I put them in the open though well drained rockery they are going to get wet. But at an average of about £5 a plant, if they give me this summer of pleasure then die; it has done much more than a bunch of flowers. I can also take cuttings if I am lucky.

One of 3 Veronicas I selected, the other 2? V. prostrate and V. aphylla

I did buy some others for the main garden, a couple of semiaquilegia as well as a few others ‘new to me’ plants.
This is Lysimachia lichiangensis

I also bought Wulfenia baldaccii. All 3 plants came in 1 litre pots with plenty of growth. I am tempted to split them but I might wait for this year.

Yesterday I did a little light pruning at the rose arbour and so far so good: but we did go out in the car instead of on the BWM today. I’m not quite ready to sling my leg over a top-box onto the pillion. Also I need to keep my mouth warm after the extraction on Monday.
The rest of today was spent planning a quilt for a friend.

Lets hope the dry and bright weather forecast for the weekend comes true.

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I order from Kevock a lot - an excellent nursery.

That globularia looks similar to one that I grow called 'Blue Bonnets' which I planted back in 2004 in my alpine bed. The bed has rigid plastic sheeting over it (raised on bricks) during the winter to keep the rain off, but still allow the air to circulate underneath

17 Jan, 2020


Like Andrew I also have Globularia Blue Bonnets in my extending Scree garden. I too cover (nearly) the whole thing with a sheets of plastic, against rain, leaving the sides open.

18 Jan, 2020


That's going to be interesting, I don't think the squirrels will leave the sheets alone. Then I may have to lift it, but as I said if I don't and it dies well it is still better value than a bunch of flowers. I will have to get another bag of grit before I plant them.

18 Jan, 2020


You have some unusual ones there, very exciting, I must visit their website :-)

18 Jan, 2020


Hide your credit card then Dawn :o)

18 Jan, 2020


Haha I know! I don’t drink, smoke or buy many clothes but plants are my downfall. Edrom Nurseries is good too and Dorset Perennials and Penlan Perennials have some nice shade lovers.

18 Jan, 2020


An interesting selection you have there Seaburn, I do hope they do well for you! I hate loosing plants......

18 Jan, 2020


A lovely selection of plants for your garden, SBG! :) Hope they do very well for you.

21 Jan, 2020

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