3rd August

…which would be a good hedging plant. Ilex aquifolium ‘Myrtifolia’ Forsythia ‘Fiesta’ – attractive leaf colouration even without the early season flowers. Forsythia ‘Fiesta’ Cistus ‘Gold Prize’ – vulgarly attractive…

10th July

…absolutely over as are the Cistus, Puya and most of the Callistemon. Many of the Lampranthus colours, there were six or eight, have died out or gone. Three outstanding things…

13th July

…getting so overgrown and full of echium, Verbascum and weed seedlings that a complete cleanout is needed to start again. The key spot to start would be the cistus collection…