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

…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…

6th May

Blossom’ Azalea mollis ‘Apple Blossom’ The early spring lambs are coming on well. Early spring lambs Is this a bronze form of Fagus sylvatica ‘Asplenifolia’? Fagus sylvatica ‘Asplenifolia’? Fagus sylvatica…

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

…sasanqua clump below the greenhouse still full out – just double pinks today; the whites are over. Camellia sasanqua clump Camellia sasanqua clump First flower on Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’…

1st May

…Just buds for now but interesting leaves with an odd silvery hue. Crataegus schraderiana Deutzia x rosea ‘Yuki Cherry Blossom’ just out. Rounded habit so far. Deutzia x rosea ‘Yuki…

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…

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…

31st July

…ages on display Amid the mess the only thing which was quite nice was Escallonia ‘Pink Elle’ although similar to Escallonia ‘Peach Blossom’ and Escallonia ‘Apple Blossom’. Escallonia ‘Pink Elle’…

31st March

blossom which everyone is missing. These new Matsumae cherries should be in every garden and on every street. So much better than the Japanese cherries which we have all known…