9th August

…across the garden Aconitum ‘Spark’s Variety’ was looking stunning. Aconitum ‘Spark’s Variety’ Aconitum ‘Spark’s Variety’ Kirengeshoma palmata is difficult to grow well in a pot in the nursery but just…

15th August

…with berries forming early. mistletoe mistletoe Aconitum ‘Sparks Variety’ growing 5-6ft tall here is a wonderful herbaceous border plant. It never looks much in a pot in the nursery. Aconitum

16th August

…in Daphne’s garden but with more reality as of today. Aconitum ‘Spark’s Variety’ is splendid in mid-August. Aconitum ‘Spark’s Variety’ Aconitum ‘Spark’s Variety’ The Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ just coming out…

31st May

…shirasawanum ‘Jordan’ – a very delicate yellow leaf and supposedly a hybrid with Acer palmatum. Acer shirasawanum ‘Jordan’ Aconitum ‘Stainless Steel’ which I expected to see much of at Chelsea…

19th October

…of Pseudowintera ‘Red Leopard’ is the best thing in the nursery today as regards autumn colour. Outstanding! Pseudowintera ‘Red Leopard’ Pseudowintera ‘Red Leopard’ Aconitum ‘Newry Blue’ in the sun. Aconitum

5th September

…risk had passed. No rain for three weeks and several young hydrangeas, rhododendrons and azaleas now dead. Rain perhaps on Thursday. Aconitum carmichaelii ‘Arendsii’ nicely out in the nursery. Aconitum

20th September

…Lobelia cardinalis ‘Queen Victoria’ and Aconitum carmichaelii ‘Arendsii’. Lobelia cardinalis ‘Queen Victoria’ and Aconitum carmichaelii ‘Arendsii’ Here is another – Euphorbia characias ‘Tasmanian Tiger’ and Heuchera ‘Obsidian’. Euphorbia characias ‘Tasmanian…