1st August

…‘Happy Anniversary’ Rosa ‘Happy Anniversary’ Rosa ‘Many Happy Returns’ Rosa ‘Many Happy Returns’ Rosa ‘Ruby Wedding’ Rosa ‘Ruby Wedding’ Rosa ‘Deep Secret’ Rosa ‘Deep Secret’ Rosa ‘Peace’ Rosa ‘Peace’ Rosa…

5th April

…10th – sigh! M. ‘Black Tulip’ x M. ‘Deep Purple Dream’ M. ‘Black Tulip’ x M. ‘Deep Purple Dream’ d) Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Deep Purple Dream’ has its…

27th March

…Magnolia ‘Paul Cook’ – third year of flowering – planted 2014. Magnolia ‘Paul Cook’ Magnolia ‘Paul Cook’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Deep Purple Dream’ – a really good deep colour…

20th March

…Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ is a bit battered in the wind but promising. Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Deep Purple Dream’ shows potential for the future but damaged today….

18th April

…apart from a hint of pink in a largish flower. Not much different from Magnolia ‘Alixeed’ below. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Deep Purple Dream’ has small rounded reddish flowers. Different…

21st March

…Magnolia ‘Serene’ – an interesting first flower. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Serene’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Deep Purple Dream’ – now named ‘Aphrodite’ or ‘Antje Zandee’. The latter…

23rd May

…we have come to expect them in the internet age. The secret of Chelsea success is now in how many visitors Chelsea generates or has generated already for our website….

18th May

…closely guarded secret between us and its breeder from the Netherlands – Mr Jan-Willem van der Poel.Acer palmatum ‘Metamorphosa’This new plant will be available to pre-order in three sizes exclusively…

April 2018 Irish trip (Day 3)

…but few flowers. Fuchsia exorticatica Fuchsia exorticatica Olearia arborescens just about to flower. Olearia arborescens Olearia arborescens Derelict cottages and farm. Derelict cottages and farm So secret and private was…

28th April

…Rhododendron sinogrande seedlings. Tree damaged a few years ago but a secret surprise. Rhododendron sinogrande seedlings Scrambling further up the bank to view a first time flowerer I am surprised…