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’…

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

…The flower head and leaves look likely to be blown away in the gales forecast for the coming weekend. 2019 – CHW First flowers on Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’ about…

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…