12th May

…which is a better flower. EMBOTRIUM coccineum EMBOTRIUM coccineum Embothrium coccineum – pure orange (rather than red or scarlet) and out this year rather earlier than usual. Embothrium lanceolatum is…

28th June

…has died back with old age so the numbers of tropaeolum have declined too. This it out at least a month earlier than ususal. Tropaeolum speciosum Tropaeolum speciosum 1941 –…

30th June

…of pictures if I say so myself! Tropaeolum speciosum Tropaeolum speciosum This young Aesculus wangii had a couple of small branches broken off in a recent gale but has quickly…

15th August

…garden was full out.A couple of fine potfulls of Agapanthus ‘Streamline’ (I think?) nevertheless. Agapanthus ‘Streamline’ Agapanthus ‘Streamline’ Tropaeolum speciosum growing in a Banksian rose. Tropaeolum speciosum growing in a…

18th July

…the ‘Harrow Hybrids’. Nothing to see in July of course! I had been wondering why there was no sign yet this year of the Tropaeolum speciosum in the Camellia sasanqua…

19th March

…in the individual flowers within the truss. Rhododendron sinogrande Rhododendron sinogrande Very early flower on Embothrium coccineum. Embothrium coccineum Magnolia ‘Marj Grossler’ – an American hybrid was superb. We eventually…

21st September

…officinalis ‘Capri’ Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Capri’ Persicaria ‘Purple Fantasy’ Persicaria ‘Purple Fantasy’ Persicaria ‘Purple Fantasy’ Hedychium coccineum – probably a named form Hedychium coccineum Westringia fruiticosa ‘Variegata’ Westringia fruiticosa ‘Variegata’ 2019…

23rd May

…you would expect. Ghent Hybrids Splendens coccinea – reddish (probably correctly named as coccineum speciosum) Ghent Hybrids ‘Maya’ – yellow and sort of semi double Ghent Hybrids ‘Tower Darling’ Ghent…

29th June

…but in a hedgerow context it actually means something. 2017 – CHW Compare Tropaeolum ciliatum to Tropaeolum speciosum seen recently. This plant has been flowering since March and never died…

9th March

…‘Contorta’ Trellis trained Ribes speciosum which was unusual but effective. I did not buy any! Ribes speciosum A newly potted batch of Cycas revoluta were looking good and I bought…