8th September

…fren. ‘Blue Fortune’ likewise. Agastache fren. ‘Blue Fortune’ Agastache fren. ‘Blue Fortune’ Dichroa febrifuga Dichroa febrifuga Dichroa febrifuga A new species of tender beschorneria – Beschorneria albiflora. Beschorneria albiflora Beschorneria…

1st May

…out in Tin Garden – a fluffy yellow effect. Pomaderris elliptica Inside the flower of Paulownia fortune. A week on most flowers are gone – bashed by rain. Paulownia fortune

8th August

…Rhododendron schlippenbachii Hydrangea ‘Blue Wave’ (‘Mariesii Perfecta’) looking good on the drive. A better blue than some years and this clump are in full shade. Hydrangea ‘Blue Wave’ Hydrangea ‘Blue

5th April

…out bluebell I have seen with true blue colours. Bluebells In the old Hardy & Bert’s nursery (former gardeners) I find a Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’ seedling still full out in…

13th February

…Rhododendron mucronulatum is always a good early show. Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ Corylopsis spicata from Japan and introduced to the UK in 1860 by Robert Fortune has a few flowers…

25th July

…‘Okavango’ – big flower and quite unusual. Crocosmia ‘Okavango’ Crocosmia ‘Okavango’ Geranium ‘Eureka Blue’ – another nice blue but the name might sell it. Geranium ‘Eureka Blue’ Geranium ‘Eureka Blue’…

3rd August

…– medium-tall growing. Agapanthus ‘Sandringham’ Agapanthus ‘Sandringham’ Agapanthus ‘Bressingham Blue’ – taller growing and very floriferous. Not quite as dark as Agapanthus ‘Navy Blue’? Agapanthus ‘Bressingham Blue’ Agapanthus ‘Bressingham Blue’…

27th July

…always grown superb blue hydrangeas and must be highly acidic. Interestingly the 2013 planting of the red Hydrangea ‘Heinrich Siedel’ have died. Hydrangea ‘Fireworks’ blue Hydrangea ‘Fireworks’ blue Proved indeed…

17th April

…Road. Perhaps Narcissus x intermedius? narcissus Ceanothus ‘Trewithen Blue’ and Magnolia ‘Yellow Lantern’ – blue and yellow work well together here. Ceanothus ‘Trewithen Blue’ Ceanothus ‘Trewithen Blue’ and Metasequoia glyptostroboides…

6th July

Blue’ is an evergreen sub-shrub unlike the other herbaceous penstemons. Penstemon heterophyllus ‘Heavenly Blue’ Geranium pratense ‘Delft Blue’ Geranium pratense ‘Delft Blue’ Salvia ‘Purple Rain’ was spectacular. Salvia ‘Purple Rain’…