7th March

…this is always early and a good hardy hybrid which will propagate from cuttings. Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’ Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’ A very odd (bought in) daffodil on the…

26th May

…Then a couple of newer (10 to 15 years) Millais plants. Azalea mollis ‘Drim Oosthoek’ Azalea mollis ‘Drim Oosthoek’ Azalea mollis ‘Apple Blossom’ Azalea mollis ‘Apple Blossom’ Azalea mollis ‘Apple

17th April

…nearby has few flowers this year. Magnolia ‘Pickards Garnet’ The Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ in the Auklandii Garden is at its best today. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’ is…

28th November

…clump First flower on Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’ rather earlier than usual. Three flowers only and just singletons. Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’ Escallonia rubra var macrantha strangely full out by…

6th February

Next Day > < Previous Day CONTRIBUTORS: FJW 1955-2007 CHW 2015- JCW 1897-1939 CW 1940-1955 2019 – CHW First flowers on Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’ about on a par to…

31st July

…‘Peach Blossom’ and Escallonia ‘Apple Blossom’. Escallonia ‘Pink Elle’ Escallonia ‘Pink Elle’ 2015 – CHW A bit of research into meliosma reveals the bloody botanists have struck again and changed…

12th April

…‘Candy Apple’ Camellia ‘Candy Apple’ Rhododendron edgeworthii x leucaspis in a good clump. Some evidence of cold damage to some of the flowers but nice enough now out properly which…

27th September

…hedge and are enjoying the rather bitter taste. crab apple tree crab apple tree A group of Betula utilis var. jacquemontii growing in a garden in Northumberland. A wonderful effect…

13th July

…that I have ever seen. Ten to twelve feet tall with a similar spread. Iochroma australis Iochroma australis An amazing display of hollyhocks. hollyhocks hollyhocks A 150 year old apple

1st August

…a sparse showing next to it. Pear ‘Conference’ Apple ‘Coxs Orange Pippin’ was starting to colour up nicely. Apple ‘Coxs Orange Pippin’ Plum ‘Victoria’ was also loaded with fruit. Plum…