7th March

…Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’ on the wall below the greenhouse shows the pink buds and early opening flowers which turn to white. Quite a show today. Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’…

6th May

…the drive. Azalea mollis ‘Dr M Oosthoek’ Azalea mollis ‘Dr M Oosthoek’ A rather fine double daffodil. daffodil Azalea mollis ‘Apple Blossom’ is not that wonderful either! Azalea mollis ‘Apple

26th May

…to 15 years) Millais plants. Azalea mollis ‘Drim Oosthoek’ Azalea mollis ‘Drim Oosthoek’ Azalea mollis ‘Apple Blossom’ Azalea mollis ‘Apple Blossom’ Azalea mollis ‘Apple Blossom’Rather pale single flowers and nothing…

31st July

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 all…

17th April

…is at its best today. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’ is now full out below the greenhouses and quite an improvement from a fortnight ago although the pink…

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

…‘Apple Blossom’ about on a par to last year’s sighting. Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’ Sycopsis tutcheri seems fully evergreen and now with red flowers which are actually petal-less stamens. This…

12th April

…almost formal, albeit small, double flowers. Camellia ‘Candy Apple’ Camellia ‘Candy Apple’ Camellia ‘Candy Apple’ Rhododendron edgeworthii x leucaspis in a good clump. Some evidence of cold damage to some…

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…

4th May

…The third has a fine display of bronze new growth today. Betula insignis ‘Fansipanensis’ Betula insignis ‘Fansipanensis’ Deutzia x rosea ‘Yuki Cherry Blossom’ now full out. Deutzia x rosea ‘Yuki…