Journal

Thoughts from the potting shed, seasonal observations, planting journal, kitchen garden recipes, hints, tips, suggestions, discoveries and general ramblings from a Devon garden.

BREAKING NEWS – New arrivals for 2019

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 in Journal, Press | 0 comments

BREAKING NEWS – New arrivals for 2019

Excited to announce some early new arrivals for next year’s plant list alongside the return of some old favourites, the Yellow Jacob’s Ladder Polemonium paucifolium and Mukdenia karasuba rossii. Once again we’ve stuck by our mantra of only selling plants that we grow in the garden here at Lewis Cottage and we think you’ll enjoy them as much as we do. Most are propagated from seed or cuttings from the garden or where seed is scarce, the plants don’t come true or we simply don’t have enough of the plant to...

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BBC Radio Devon – Richard in conversation with Toby Buckland

Posted by on May 7, 2018 in Journal, Press | 0 comments

BBC Radio Devon – Richard in conversation with Toby Buckland

As part of Radio Devon’s  Gardening Gurus series and ahead of the first NGS Open Garden weekend on the 26/27/28 May, listen to Richard in conversation with top gardener and Radio host, Toby Buckland. Talking about his gardening inspirations, opening Lewis Cottage in support of the NGS and giving some some top tips for gardening on heavy clay....

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Scabious “Eileen’s Pink” 2018

Posted by on Mar 3, 2018 in Journal, Press | 0 comments

SCABIOUS “EILEEN’S PINK” I first noticed this charming Scabious growing in my Mother’s garden a few years ago and was struck by how tall they were. Not as tall as Cephelaria gigantea, but not far off. They were certainly 4ft tall and thriving in Mother’s Northamptonshire front garden. I couldn’t find any pink Scabious that grew that tall so she kindly gathered seed and let me have a handful. I put them away in my seed tin and promptly forgot about them until sorting through the tin in the Spring of 2017. By then my Mother...

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Powderham Castle Garden Festival April 27-28 2018

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Journal, Press | 0 comments

Powderham Castle Garden Festival April 27-28 2018

We are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Powderham Castle     Garden Festival again this year.The Garden Festival takes place on April 27/28 and is now celebrating its 5th anniversary. Now established as one of the “go to” garden festivals in the country, be sure to book your tickets early. You can do this by clicking on the link here http://tobygardenfest.co.uk.   Lewis Cottage Plants will be there offering our range of woodland and architectural plants most of which are grown from seed or cuttings from...

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BBC Radio Devon – “On grief and gardening” Interview with Richard Orton

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Journal, Press | 0 comments

Following the unexpected death of his Mother late last year, Richard talks to Vic Morgan of Radio Devon on how a shared love of gardening has helped him comes to terms with his loss.

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