30th May

…the nursery today were: Iris ‘Jane Phillips’ Iris ‘Jane Phillips’ Rehmannia elata Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Milky Way’ Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Milky Way’ Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘China Girl’…

1st July

…its leaves eaten on two branches. Betula ‘China Ruby’ Betula ‘China Ruby’ Flower heads emerging on Platycarya strobilacea together with secondary new growth. Need to collect the seeds this year…

1st August

…‘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 Returns’ Rosa ‘Ruby…

29th May

…previously (for years). Ilex dipyrena Ilex dipyrena An unnamed and, as yet, unidentified Keith Rushforth (10131) collected Photinia species from China. Striking undersides to the leaves. Photinia So we conclude:1….

26th November

…greenhouse. Very good for November! Camellia ‘Show Girl’ Camellia ‘Show Girl’ Torrential rain has again badly flooded the water meadows and lake. The three islands are virtually under water with…

2nd December

…yellowish orange and are being eaten my mice, rats or pheasants. Terrible smell. Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’ Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’ Down the bank the tender Salvia x jamensis ‘Hot…

4th May

…true orange flower. 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…

26th March

Girl’ on the drive is just about full out. Ten to twelve feet tall with a similar spread after circa 25 years and in a windy situation. Camellia ‘Drama Girl’…

19th October

…quinces which are already starting to drop. They are well hidden in the low growing shrub and not yet smelling unpleasant. Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’ Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’ Symphoricarpos…

22nd February

…Rookery Path. Another new one to us. Camellia ‘Show Girl’ Camellia ‘Show Girl’ These are our own young plants of what may be Camellia cuspidata or they may be Camellia…