5th March

…‘Drama Girl’ is coming out at the Hovel Turning. Quite a shy flowerer but with huge flowers. May do for the show bench at Rosemoor show next weekend. Camellia ‘Drama

8th February

…its first flower. Camellia reticulata ‘Lovely Lady’ First huge flowers on Camellia ‘Drama Girl’ above the greenhouse. Camellia ‘Drama Girl’ Another bud opens on the yellowish Magnolia campbellii. Quite a…

25th March

…aestivum nicely out but blown over in the winds. A fine snowdrop species. Leucojum aestivum Camellia ‘Drama Girl’ in full flow by The Hovel. Camellia ‘Drama Girl’ Stachyurus yunnanensis with…

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…

4th May

…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 outside the front…

22nd February

…manages to bust a couple with the hammer. Camellia ‘Show Girl’ was nice on Rookery Path. Another new one to us. Camellia ‘Show Girl’ Camellia ‘Show Girl’ These are our…

19th October

…on the lawn by the tower with full leaf still on the plant. The flower is actually almost over. Bergenia ‘Sunningdale’ Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’ has, for the first time,…

2nd December

…smell. Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’ Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’ Down the bank the tender Salvia x jamensis ‘Hot Lips’ remains in full radiant flower. It has survived here for several…

13th September

…heads. Enkianthus campanulatus Chaenomeles x superba ‘Crimson and Gold’ with ripe bright red quinces. Chaenomeles x superba ‘Crimson and Gold’ A single very late flower on Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’….

12th April

…to go yet. new sluice gate in Penvergate Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’ is just coming into flower by the tower. Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Snowdrift’ is flowering…