Tuesday 21st September 2021
1) Salix Alba
At number one is this fantastic willow which will always represent Blagdon for Sarah. It’s happy in damp ground, a quick grower and it’s extremely adaptable. It gives you pleasure all year round, which means it has many uses such as basket weaving and cricket bats. What could be more British than that?!
2) Crocosmia Hellfire
Just missing out on the top slot is Crocosmia Hellfire, which is one of Sarah’s favourite diva plants. As well as having the most amazing intense dark red velvety flowers, it has a great sculptural quality which means it looks lovely in a vase.
3) Osmunda Regalis
This stunning fern loves damp shade where she holds court. She’s also got a stunning architectural beauty!
4) Kniphofia Percy’s Pride
This is the poker that just keeps on giving! It offers non-stop lemon and lime flower spiked from July to September.
5) Eurybia Divarica
It’s a fabulous daisy that lights up the woodland at the end of the summer. As it is happy in part shade, it’s doing its thing in the woodland when everybody else is retreating into Autumn.
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