Plants

Toad Lily

Tricyrtis hirta is a member of the lily family and commonly known as the toad lily. It’s purple spotted petals are quite gorgeous when seen up close. It will happily grow in dappled to full shade, though here at Potager it is planted in a fairly sunny spot.

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Amaryllis

The very lovely Amaryllis belladonna which greets you in the entrance to the large glasshouse. Such a treat to have these large bright flowers when so many of plants in the garden have gone over now.

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Nasturtium

Tropaeolum majus better known as nasturtiums. The leaves and flowers are edible and have a lovely peppery taste which can add a nice perk to a green salad. They are also great for ground cover or in a hanging basket.

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Orthrosanthus

Orthrosanthus mulitflorus is a member of the iris family. With vibrant blue petals against the bright yellow anthers, it’s one of our favourites.

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Viburnum

This Viburnum is one of the plants left over from Potager’s history as a nursery. It has such an amazing scent, it seems we all stop to appreciate it every time we walk past. Unfortunately, its label is long gone, so we don’t know which variety it is. It needs a little TLC as it […]

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Lilyturf

One of my favourite spots in the garden is this simple planting of snowdrops, hellebores and Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’. Though quite a common garden plant, it is one of my favourites and I love the way it contrasts with the bright green foliage near it.