2nd August

…‘Ice Queen’ – not sure I have ever seen a pure white ‘red hot poker’ before. Kniphofia ‘Ice Queen’ Kniphofia ‘Ice Queen’ Olearia virgata, I think, in flower in the…

25th March

…enormous. Magnolia ‘Atlas’ Magnolia ‘Atlas’ This is the Queen Mother’s magnolia planted by her in the 1970s. Not particularly unique but nice enough. Queen Mother’s magnolia Queen Mother’s magnolia Another…

23rd May

…for the Queen – Photo Courtesy of Sally. Queen’s Visit – Photo Courtesy of Sally. Then we get to the royal visit. The RHS say they will bring the Queen

4th May

…Barri – 1935) Rhododendron ‘Jubilee Queen’ (loderi ‘Venus’ x Rose du Barri – 1935) Rhododendron loderi ‘Fairy Queen’ (griffithianum x fortunei ssp. fortunei) Rhododendron loderi ‘Fairy Queen’ (griffithianum x fortunei…

12th October

…kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’. The fruiting is irregular and confined to a few branches. Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var…

10th June

…president. Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ (‘Miss Satomi’ in the new Hillier’s) Growing in…

3rd August

…Sea fret and drizzle while the rest of neighbouring Europe hits over 40°C. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ is already turning an autumnal pink in the drought. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’…

17th July

…better than the more common Passiflora ‘Constance Elliot’. Passiflora caerulea ‘Snow Queen’ Passiflora caerulea ‘Snow Queen’ We stock three varieties of ‘Inca’ alstroemerias but not these three: ‘Inca Safari’ ‘Inca…

21st September

…already a beautiful autumnal yellow. Acer palmatum ‘Sango kaku’ Acer palmatum ‘Sango kaku’ Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ already plastered with ripe ‘strawberry’ fruits. We must have got on…

17th September

…of a squirrel attack which shows that the trapping is working. Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Secondary flowers on young Rhododendron ‘Bow Bells’…