18th July

…so a short visit.Agapanthus ‘Double Diamond’ – squat growing and double white flowers Agapanthus ‘Double Diamond’ Agapanthus ‘Double Diamond’ Agapanthus ‘Charlotte’ Agapanthus ‘Charlotte’ Agapanthus ‘Charlotte’ Agapanthus ‘Moonlight Star’ Agapanthus ‘Moonlight…

26th May

deciduous azaleas which are still out on the drive and elsewhere. Azalea “Canon’s Double” is making a good show with plenty of flowers. Azalea “Canon’s Double” Azalea “Canon’s Double” The…

9th May

…japonica Rhododendron ‘Jean Marie de Montague’ is a good deep red. Rhododendron ‘Jean Marie de Montague’ Rhododendron ‘Jean Marie de Montague’ The first yellowish royalii hybrid is out but not…

17th April

…mature. The white form of ‘Johnnie Johnstone’ really which we planted out two to three weeks ago. Rhododendron johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ Rhododendron johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ Rhododendron johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ The…

25th March

…from 1970 which is a cross between Magnolia denudata and Magnolia cylindrica. Magnolia ‘Lu Shan’ Delighted to discover a nice clump of three youngish Rhododendron arboreum subsp. delavayi by Georges…

12th April

…a very full double I had not seen before. Camellia reticulata ‘Debut’ Camellia reticulata ‘Debut’ Camellia reticulata (hybrid) ‘Red Chrystal’ – a darkish red single but late flowering. Camellia reticulata…

4th July

…if much of the pink had faded. Photinia serratifolia ‘Crispy Pink’ Some good new double flowered Osteospermum: ‘Blackberry Shake’ ‘Blackberry Shake’ ‘Double Orange Centre’ ‘Double Orange Centre’ ‘Double Rose’ ‘Double

19th November

…a delicate light pink double which opens out flat. Camellia ‘Winters Toughie’ Camellia ‘Winters Toughie’ ‘Snow Flurry’ – a delicate initially anemone shaped double white seeming fully double when full…

28th February

definitely my favourite, has finally opened up in the two pots outside the front door. Unlike other named forms which are now nearly over ‘Mary Rose’ has been in bud…

23rd February

…a genetic mistake. Does ‘Desire’ do this in other gardens? Camellia ‘Desire’ Camellia ‘Desire’ Camellia ‘Desire’ The view from the Drive to Giddle Orchard is impressive even on an overcast…