5th March

…the show bench at Rosemoor show next weekend. Camellia ‘Drama Girl’ Camellia ‘Drama Girl’ Sycoparrotia semedicidua is far from deciduous after this winter. The flowers are supposed to be out…

26th March

Girl’ on the drive is just about full out. Ten to twelve feet tall with a similar spread after circa 25 years and in a windy situation. Camellia ‘Drama Girl’…

30th April

…rain. Surprising how many camellias still have decent flowers on the last day of April: ‘Nuccio’s Jewel’ ‘Nuccio’s Jewel’ ‘Primavera’ ‘Primavera’ ‘Matterhorn’ ‘Matterhorn’ ‘Ruby Wedding’ ‘Ruby Wedding’ ‘Drama Girl’ ‘Drama

25th March

…cold weather struck. Rhododendron kiyosumense Rhododendron kiyosumense Leucojum aestivum nicely out but blown over in the winds. A fine snowdrop species. Leucojum aestivum Camellia ‘Drama Girl’ in full flow by…

8th February

…huge flowers on Camellia ‘Drama Girl’ above the greenhouse. Camellia ‘Drama Girl’ Another bud opens on the yellowish Magnolia campbellii. Quite a sight and plenty more buds still to come….

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

…flower. 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…

2nd December

…yellowish orange and are being eaten my mice, rats or pheasants. Terrible smell. Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’ Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’ Down the bank the tender Salvia x jamensis ‘Hot…

22nd February

…Rookery Path. Another new one to us. Camellia ‘Show Girl’ Camellia ‘Show Girl’ These are our own young plants of what may be Camellia cuspidata or they may be Camellia…

19th October

…quinces which are already starting to drop. They are well hidden in the low growing shrub and not yet smelling unpleasant. Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’ Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’ Symphoricarpos…