1st August

…them one day.Rosa ‘Birthday Girl’ Rosa ‘Birthday Girl’ Rosa ‘Birthday Girl’ Rosa ‘Birthday Girl’ Rosa ‘Happy Anniversary’ Rosa ‘Happy Anniversary’ Rosa ‘Happy Anniversary’ Rosa ‘Many Happy Returns’ Rosa ‘Many Happy…

1st July

…attacking and eating young birch leaves. Here is a Betula ‘China Ruby’ two years on from planting with all its leaves eaten on two branches. Betula ‘China Ruby’ Betula ‘China

19th October

…on the lawn by the tower with full leaf still on the plant. The flower is actually almost over. Bergenia ‘Sunningdale’ Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’ has, for the first time,…

22nd February

…manages to bust a couple with the hammer. Camellia ‘Show Girl’ was nice on Rookery Path. Another new one to us. Camellia ‘Show Girl’ Camellia ‘Show Girl’ These are our…

4th May

…Ideal for this site by the tower which it now fills. This variety is not a wall shrub. Chaenomales ‘Geisha Girl’ Chaenomales ‘Geisha Girl’ The rhododendron planting outside the front…

2nd December

…smell. Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’ Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’ Down the bank the tender Salvia x jamensis ‘Hot Lips’ remains in full radiant flower. It has survived here for several…

5th March

Girl’ Camellia ‘Drama Girl’ Sycoparrotia semedicidua is far from deciduous after this winter. The flowers are supposed to be out in ‘late winter’ but the black buds are still closed…

19th February

…Audusson’ with first flowers above the cash point. Camellia ‘Adolphe Audusson’ A battered Camellia ‘China Doll’ as well with just a single flower. Camellia ‘China Doll’ The (record tree) 1913…

25th March

…aestivum nicely out but blown over in the winds. A fine snowdrop species. Leucojum aestivum Camellia ‘Drama Girl’ in full flow by The Hovel. Camellia ‘Drama Girl’ Stachyurus yunnanensis with…

8th February

…its first flower. Camellia reticulata ‘Lovely Lady’ First huge flowers on Camellia ‘Drama Girl’ above the greenhouse. Camellia ‘Drama Girl’ Another bud opens on the yellowish Magnolia campbellii. Quite a…