30th June

…‘Chocolate Fascination’ is new to us this year and our first sight of the pale pinkish flower spikes above the dark blackish leaves. Astilbe ‘Chocolate Fascination’ Astilbe ‘Chocolate Fascination’ Paeonia…

15th July

…off before it can flower properly as here beside the Magnolia delavayi in partial shade. As good as some Astilbe? Filipendula ulmaria Filipendula ulmaria A final few flowers on Rhododendron…

11th February

…see how a mail order operation works. They plan to start a mail order offering from the garden. Astilbe first with other herbaceous and Dr Smarts camellias later. Time to…