27th July

…but do we need two sorts and does this sell? Need to check. Sanquisorba officinale Sanquisorba officinale A new abelia; Abelia ‘Sunshine Daydream’ with pink buds, white flowers and an…

24th August

…back into stock. Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sunny Charms’ is one I had not seen in flower before. Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sunny Charms’ Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sunny Charms’ Duranta erecta from…

22nd December

…near an old plant. I have not seen this before. Daphne bholua Daphne bholua Abelia grandiflora with its sepals still making a good show well after flowering. Abelia grandiflora Abelia

1st November

…Last flowers and some seed heads on Abelia chinensis. Rather a nice effect. Abelia chinensis Rather splendid autumn colour on Rhodotyphos scandens which I had not taken in before. Rhodotyphos…

11th May

…the nursery which I had never seen – Zabelia triflora. An Abelia-like plant which makes a similarly erect shrub. Very scented say the reference books but I missed this. Introduced…

1st June

…yunnanensis Salvia leucantha just out. Salvia leucantha Vesalea floribunda which is now a new name for the semi climbing Abelia floribunda as it has always been known. Another annoying name…

7th July

…if we had a group of it, Mikado is over. Dracoenas just over. Escallonia pteroclaydon is good. 1915 – JCW Abelia floribunda V.G. Rosa Brunonis are good, Lilium giganteum open…

2nd July

…Anna Alexis an easy first, but they are old plants, Abelia floribunda very good. Several daffs not dead yet. No Nigra’s [bamboo] over 3 feet high. 1900 – JCW Romneya…