26th December

…snow of winter and 8 degrees of frost. 1920 – JCW Very little open because of the recent frost. Erica darleyense by far the best thin. Lapagerias and Cam sasanqua…

1st January

…‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ 2017 – CHW Noticeably colder today and a bit wet so a check on the rhododendrons out before the frost gets them later in the…

11th February

…A few more glimpses of the results of a very mild winter. One night of hard frost and hard ground and four to six days starting with a bit of…

23rd March

…from there which is untouched by wind or frost and dazzling in the early evening light. You can just see a tiny hint of pink at the base of the…

9th May

…to it. yellowish royalii hybrid yellowish royalii hybrid This is another Rhododendron ‘Loderi King George’. I was looking for ‘loderi’ ‘Pink Diamond’ but this is not it. Rhododendron ‘Loderi King…

17th April

…Next Day > < Previous Day CONTRIBUTORS: FJW 1955-2007 CHW 2015- JCW 1897-1939 CW 1940-1955 2017 – CHW A young clump of Rhododendron johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ is nicely out…

2nd August

…Distinct and dainty habit as its name implies. Very nice and would do in a large pot. Hydrangea paniculata ‘White Lace’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘White Lace’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pink Diamond’ –…

5th May

…less striking edgeworthii hybrid. RHODODENDRON johnstoneanum‘Double Diamond’ RHODODENDRON johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ Rhododendron johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ may be a weak and insipid, short lived plant but it is superb too although…

17th October

…a huge job to achieve. 1992 – FJW First proper frost last night – a good year for Ilex seed. 1987 – FJW During night major 15/16 great storm hit…

4th January

…to its name as we have not had a frost yet! Another youngish plant also has a flower or two below the main ride. Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia ‘March…