13th July

…growers as well as garden centres and also grow Christmas trees.The few new plants seen were:Achillea ‘Lilac Beauty’ – a gentle colour Achillea ‘Lilac Beauty’ Achillea ‘Lilac Beauty’ Hibiscus ‘Lavender…

30th November

…which are mainly misformed and misshapen. Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ Jaimie has cut back a lilac which had half fallen over and will now reshoot. Just the time…

8th May

…daffs over, Orbiculare ½ open and so Baylei, a bad rhodo’ year from the frost. 1913 – JCW Very very little May, hardly any lilac. Dalhousi, Ovatum, Orbiculare, Baylei all…

5th April

…of Syringa protolaciniata does not look lilac – like at all. A shrub from Afagnistan with lilac flowers in May which I look forward to seeing. Syringa protolaciniata Molly Jackson…

10th July

…‘Azure Rush’ makes a huge clump. Geranium ‘Azure Rush’ Geranium ‘Azure Rush’ And set beside Sanguisorba hakusanensis ‘Lilac Squirrel’ – quite superb. Sanguisorba hakusanensis ‘Lilac Squirrel’ Olearia nummulariifolia in full…

17th August

…much a nursery and not a garden centre. Among the novelties seen were:Achillea ‘Summer Fruits Lemon’ and Achillea ‘Lilac Beauty’ Achillea ‘Summer Fruits Lemon’ and Achillea ‘Lilac Beauty’ Achillea ‘Summer…

13th May

…– CHW Syringa vulgaris ‘Carpe Diem’ just out on the drive. Newly planted this year to add to the lilac collection on the drive. Syringa vulgaris ‘Carpe Diem’ Bob has…

1st July

…a Chinese trip. Pale lilac flowers fading to white in tight clusters. Asia has raised this as a new item for the 2017 catalogue. Propagate more – it is nice!…

14th June

…full strength for the first time. Syringa yunnanensis Syringa yunnanensis Syringa meyeri ‘Palibin’ (Korean lilac) in flower. I do not think I have ever spotted this out before although seed…

9th September

…distinctive forms of the hybrid? To my mind the white-flowered form has great merit, and an unusual lilac-flowered form sent into the RHS from Guernsey under the name ‘Bartlett’s Pink’…