24th November

…a huge plant. I need to look up the name again – it is Dahlia tenuicaulis? Mexican dahlia species Mexican dahlia species Mexican dahlia species Mexican dahlia species 2016 –…

21st December

has a decent flower. A single pinkish-purple which will grace Christmas Day. Dahlia tenuicaulis Dahlia tenuicaulis The pink lapageria has another single flower and is growing furiously despite the time…

18th February

…Mark is growing from seed. Some are conservatory plants and some are not. They all flower very late in the year and some still had a few leaves: Dahlia australisDahlia

22nd August

…front door. It is the late flowering Mexican dahlia species which we bought in February. Still no sign of a flower. Mexican dahlia species Mexican dahlia species The Korean raspberry,…

9th August

…outside the front door. The survivor has a good crop of juicy black fruits. Fuchsia exorticatica Fuchsia exorticatica The Mexican dahlia species which flowered eventually last December had seemed dead…

12th April

…Beauty’ – again! Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ Camellia reticulata ‘Arch of Triumph’ – quite well known too. Camellia reticulata ‘Arch of Triumph’ Camellia reticulata ‘Pink Dahlia’ – virtually over but…

31st July

…and interesting even if their rhododendrons were on their last legs too in the drought. Sambucus niger ‘Black Lace’ under-planted with Dahlia ‘Moonfire’ was a most effective combination of foliage…