6th April

…blackthorn or sloe (Prunus spinosa) but, close up, these are small hedgerow cherries with striped cherry bark and no thorns. The blackthorn is growing in amongst the cherry but is…

19th July

…cherries a day in season. Quite delicious! Godshill cherry farm Godshill cherry farm Godshill cherry farm Godshill cherry farm Godshill cherry farm This is a Stewardship mix grown supposedly for…

11th July

…attractive colour. Kniphofia ‘Mango Popsicle’ Kniphofia ‘Mango Popsicle’ Geranium ‘Orkney Cherry’ with dark brownish leaves and contrasting bright flowers. Geranium ‘Orkney Cherry’ Geranium ‘Orkney Cherry’ Geranium ‘Orkney Cherry’ Iris hookeri…

12th May

…just producing its flowers and will be fine. Perfect even! What a colour contrast. Corydalis ‘Berry Exciting’ Corydalis ‘Berry Exciting’ Argyranthemum ‘Raspberry Ruffles’ is a new introduction to us this…

22nd May

…younger plant of I. dipyrena thus demonstrating that cross pollination can and has taken place.This pictures shows Ilex kingiana in berry with a strong influence of I. dipyrena in the…

31st May

…purpurascens Deutzia calycosa ‘Dali’ Deutzia calycosa ‘Dali’ Deutzia x rosea ‘Yuki Cherry Blossom’ Deutzia x rosea ‘Yuki Cherry Blossom’ Deutzia longifolia (White Form) Deutzia longifolia (White Form) This is another…

15th January

…the laurel here is going to be a priority. path clearing Jaimie has found a yew tree growing out of the fallen trunk of a tree fern. A yew berry

18th July

…the outdoor plant display area. New plants seen were:Digitalis ‘Cherry Brandy’ – growing to about 18’’ in a pot. Digitalis ‘Cherry Brandy’ Digitalis ‘Cherry Brandy’ Scabiosa ‘Warburton’s Pink Mist’ was…

30th September

…on this weeping cherry. weeping cherry weeping cherry Sorbus prattii with just two clusters of white berries. Sorbus prattii Photinia villosa var. zollingeri rather sparsely berried. Photinia villosa var. zollingeri…

29th March

…tonkinensis Exciting moment! The first time I have ever seen Maddenia hypoleuca in flower. Cherry like leaves and introduced by Ernest Wilson in 1907. It used to grow here but…