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…

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

…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…

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…

26th November

greenhouse. Very good for November! Camellia ‘Show Girl’ Camellia ‘Show Girl’ Torrential rain has again badly flooded the water meadows and lake. The three islands are virtually under water with…

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…

24th November

…flower for the first time here. Camellia reticulata x sasanqua ‘Show Girl’ would probably be unexciting in March but is rather good in November. I have no idea where this…