21st June

…other name is Echium bourgaeanum. Echium wildpretii Echium wildpretii Echium wildpretii Deutzia paniculata (BSWJ 8592) above the drive on from the Four in Hand. The (different) species next to it…

10th May

…with its attractive and delicate reddish new growth. Lithocarpus hancei The first tall echium into flower. echium 2020 – CHW Lord Sumption sums up, very succinctly, the whole problem with…

19th May

…18ft being the tallest. These cannot be far off that. Echium pininana Echium pininana My father was also very fond of granny’s bonnets which still thrive outside the dining room….

28th January

…Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ The badly frosted clump of Zantedeschia aethiopica has recovered and is now upright. Zantedeschia aethiopica Most Echium pininana untouched by frost where sheltered from the wind. Echium

23rd August

…brown and dead or have blown over. Not before scattering seeds everywhere though! Echium pininana Echium pininana Echium pininana Plenty of seed forming on both the original Camellia saluenensis which…

25th April

…and the bees are very active. Echium pininana Echium pininana Echium pininana First fuchsia flowers. fuchsia First flower too on a Paeonia delavayi seedling. Paeonia delavayi Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’ now at…

16th May

…to light pinkish. Echium pininana Echium pininana Echium pininana 2016 – CHW We have placed our and planted all the largest plants from Crug and nearly all the French large…

18th May

…x elliottii Jaimie with a huge cut echium spike. One of three we cut, having cut one last week to prove it will last the course in water. echium spike…

2nd July

…from France and, to my surprise, they are starting to grow away. Ceratonia siligua Echium fastuosum with its attractive seedheads. Echium fastuosum Pyrus x michauxii – hybrid pear and champion…

17th August

…after the rain – a few potted up before we have to spray off the Castle Drive. Echium seedlings Echium seedlings My magnolia hybrids from 2017 coming on nicely. magnolia…