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On a recent visit to Tavistock, I went over to see how the extended ‘Devon Wall’ I’d seen some months ago was looking…though mainly shades of green now, as most flowering is in the spring time, it was looking superb. Well done that gardener!

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My wife and I had Sunday lunch at a pub (‘The Trout and Tipple’) in Tavistock, Devon a couple of months ago. It was hot and sunny, so we decided to sit outside in a secluded courtyard…with its own magnificent Gunnera plant providing us with some welcome shade.I was amazed by the close up of the leaf structure, which resembles an aerial shot of an urban landscape…

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Plant Fest

WP_20160529_10_37_40_ProWhilst down in Devon recently, one sunny Sunday morning I wandered into Tavistock Pannier Market to the Tavistock Garden Festival. It was busy.

There was a lovely range of displays by local nurseries all vying for our trade, as well as some other trades people with garden ornaments and practical garden items. I was tempted…and succumbed, buying three rather unusual plants, all of which now adorn the pond garden here at the Old School: a beautiful white Camassia (I’ve already saved seed from this and hope to propagate further plants), a Sanguisorba with a mix of red flowers and nicely cut foliage and a rather nice Geum, with golden yellow flowers nestling on pinkish red bases.

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WP_20150619_09_17_49_ProA few months back I posted some pictures of a rather lovely Devon Wall near my Mother-in-Law’s home. I was there again recently and discovered the owner of the wall is doing some further work to extend his creation, taking out some old Ivy stumps, installing another stretch of close board fence on top, and most importantly putting in some more lovely plants…

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Delightful planting ina Devon Wall, Mohuns Close, Whitchurch

Delightful planting in a Devon Wall, Mohuns Close, Whitchurch

'The Pimple' on the edge of Dartmoor, Tavistock, Devon- one of my favourite places...

‘The Pimple’ on the edge of Dartmoor, Tavistock, Devon- one of my favourite places…

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