Ok, ok, this is a little later than usual - it’s been a weird year and I did not forget, no no no...... but I might have been a little distracted....... Now in it’s 9th year I proudly present the Blackberry Garden Plant of the Year Award 2021. This annual award goes to the plant that has pleased me most in the garden in the last twelve months. This award is totally subjective with evidence been firmly based in whim. Let the ceremony commence ….2017 but then was an 'Irritating Plant of the Month' in February 2020 but now is on the shortlist as she flowered this year rather nicely. This made me happy and I like a bit of redemption.
Hampton Court Flower Show in 2014 and it has been a good plant, but, well, a little underwhelming. It grows every year, it flowers every year and I hardly notice it. Then this year it decided to go big an go bold. It is suddenly a goodly sized shrub and it was covered in flowers for weeks. I kept noticing it, I kept praising it. This earned it a place on the list.