Look what greeted me this morning ๐Ÿ˜€


Blooming at BBHQ

If the promise of buds wasn’t exciting enough, the nursery is now full of lovely colour ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s what is currently in bloom:

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ANCHUSA Blue Angel The issue I had with the aphids obviously wasn’t a problem for these little beauties!

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ANTIRRHINUM Liberty Classic These are really taking off now!

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CALENDULA Fruit Twist What a fab range of colours!

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CALIFORNIAN POPPY Golden West Looking fab!!

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CALIFORNIAN POPPY ‘Jelly Beans’ Have never grown these before and I LOVE the range of colours they have bloomed with

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DIANTHUS Deltoides Really coming on a treat now

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DIANTHUS Panda Mix Love these – grow them every year!

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MARIGOLD Durango Mix Some survived!!!

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POTENTILLA Miss Willmott Just the one flower so far



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Even my bin bag is blooming ๐Ÿ™‚

In Bud at BBHQ

Peeps, I am so sorry that I haven’t updated for a while, ‘life’ has just got in the way a bit.

So, there is some EPIC catching up to do as anyone with greenfingers knows, things really get a wriggle on in the garden at this time of year.

I wanted to start with an update on what is just coming into bud in the nursery. ย I love this stage of a plants’ development because you’re on the cusp of receiving your rewards for all the nurturing you have been doing.

So, here’s whats currently ‘in bud’

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CAMPANULA ‘Double White’ An enormous bud on this!!

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GAILLARDIA ‘Burgunder’ So close!!!!

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GERANIUM I bought these Geraniums as a ‘mix’ lot so it makes it even more exciting that I won’t know what variety it is until it blooms ๐Ÿ™‚

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HEMEROCALLIS Highland Lord These buds are HUGE!

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HEMEROCALLIS Daring Deception This plant is covered in buds ๐Ÿ™‚

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SHASTA DAISY Alaska Look at the size of that!!!

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ZINNIA Starlight Rose Small, but perfectly formed!!

Plants on eBay 12/05/16

The last couple of days has been about getting all of the plants I have ready to go back onto eBay.

I’ve even surprised myself just how many varieties I currently have available so, here’s a list of everything that has gone on today:

eBay Page Link

Antirrhinum ‘Tom Thumb’ 40 plugs

Aster ‘Duchess Yellow’ 9 cm

Bidens ‘Golden Eye’ 9 cm

Campanula ‘Double White’ 9 cm

Campanula ‘Carpatica Blue’ 9 cm

Cleome ‘Rose Queen’ 9 cm

Dianthus ‘Deltoides’ 9 cm

Echinacea ‘Pow Wow Wild Berry’ 2 Litre

Euphorbia ‘Fireglow’ 1 Litre

Geranium ‘Derrick Cook’ 1 Litre

Hemerocallis ‘Fooled Me’ 2 Litre

Nemesia ‘Poetry’ PINK 1 Litre

Nemesia ‘Poetry’ PURPLE 1 Litre

Papaver ‘Miss Piggy’ 1 Litre

Penstemon ‘Vesuvius’ 2 Litre

Poppy ‘Golden West’ 9 cm

Potentilla ‘Miss Wilmott’ 9 cm

Potentilla ‘Monarch’s Velvet’ 9 cm

Primula ‘Denticulata Mix’ 1 Litre

Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’ 2 Litre

Sedum ‘spurium’ 1 Litre

Shasta Daisy ‘Alaska’ 1 Litre

Tradescantia ‘Mix’ 1 Litre

That’s a total of 23 varieties!!!


Nothing Occurring :(

I am still waiting with baited breath and my fingers crossed that something germinates from the following seeds in the next few days. ย They are all well within their ‘germination window’ and as yet, nothing is occurring ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

You’ll notice some familiar Nemesis’ in the list below – GRRR!

DELPHINIUM Blue Bird 110516


DIANTHUS Kiwi 110516


ERIGERON Azure Fairy 110516

ERIGERON Azure Fairy

ERIGERON Profusion 110516

ERIGERON Profusion

PLATYCODON Blue Pygmy 110516


SWEET PEA Soulful 110516




Everything off eBay

I made the decision yesterday to take all the plants I was selling on eBay off.

I have received some wonderful feedback for the plants I have soldย so far and due to the fact that I am struggling to keep up with everything, the heat and sun of late is drying everything out and a lot of the plants are looking ‘tired’, I have decided to remove them to give them some TLC before re-listing.

eBay feedback

I want to be known for selling quality plants and in order to do this, I have to take my time to get things right. ย I would be really upset if the standard of my feedback fell from that detailed above so I know I am doing the right thing.

I’m hoping to get some plants back on there (including new varieties) in the next few days so will keep you posted!!