24th February

…camellias in the hall John and Isla Rose assemble. John and Isla Rose Godparents group photo with Isla Rose central and still smiling with Katie. Godparents group photo Godparents group…

25th March

…but it is actually a sister seedling to ‘Star Wars’. Nothing that special as yet. Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ not yet out so…

23rd April

…Isla Rose Plantation. Isla Rose (aged 2) in the Isla Rose Plantation. The unusual double flowered Rhododendron Johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ Rhododendron Johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ Rhododendron Johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ Isla Rose

25th June

…neither had I even before lunch. unknown rose unknown rose unknown rose 2016 – CHW A visit from Lizzie’s mother (Alice), her long-time nurse (Olivia) and gardener (Hugh). Alice was…

RHS Savill Garden Pictures 2018

…‘Barto Rose’ Rhododendron oreodoxa var fargesii ‘Barto Rose’ Rhododendron oreodoxa var fargesii ‘Barto Rose’ Carex oshimensis ‘Everillo’ Carex oshimensis ‘Everillo’ Carex oshimensis ‘Everillo’ Helleborus ‘Pink Frost’ stood out among the…

1st July

…by pea-sized hips in large quantities.] white climbing rose white climbing rose white climbing rose white climbing rose 2017 – CHW A dry day after a week’s rain on and…

25th July

…leaves. Geranium ‘Dusky Rose’ Geranium ‘Dusky Rose’ Geranium ‘Blue Sunrise’ – blue at first fading quickly. Geranium ‘Blue Sunrise’ Geranium ‘Blue Sunrise’ Lots of new things to review here perhaps…

17th March

…The Isla Rose plaque with blue (not pink) ribbon. The Isla Rose plaque Roy Lancaster and Jaimie Parsons ceremonially plant Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ in the Isla Rose Plantation. Roy Lancaster…

17th December

…shape for the future! Isla Rose Plantation Isla Rose Plantation Isla Rose Plantation Isla Rose Plantation A new French camellia very similar to Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’ but labelled Camellia sasanqua…

1st September

…30 plus years ago. The flower trusses have set relatively few small hips with some trusses having none. hips on the white climbing rose hips on the white climbing rose