12th May

…unwitting contradictions which enables the political opportunists to get the knives out. So a gentle push to normality without a stampede for the moment. Boris clearly hopes that with common…

7th May

…‘Lilacina’. A very gentle blue with a yellow throat. Paulownia tomentosa ‘Lilacina’ Paulownia tomentosa ‘Lilacina’ Rhododendron williamsianum x callimorphum. Nicely pink in bud opening lighter. Rhododendron williamsianum x callimorphum Inflorescences…

6th June

…‘Konronkoku’ 2017 – CHW Starting to photograph new plants for inclusion in the 2018 Burncoose catalogue:Lonicera tragophylla ‘Maurice Foster’ is out for the first time ever with us. A gentle

25th March

…CHW After a day of gentle warm rain Good Friday brings blue skies and a perfect day to admire the magnolias at their very best.Strangely the Quercus x hispanica ‘Lucombeana’…

23rd November

…I attended an excellent High Sheriff dinner there hosted by Anthony. Why do gentle, nice and capable friends do something like this? I will never understand but let us stick…

20th July

…and an entirely new species to us. Looks tender but very gentle colours. Calocedrus formosanus – the undersides of the leaves are silvery-white and the topsides dark green when developed….

13th July

…in the Isle of Wight. They are growers as well as garden centres and also grow Christmas trees.The few new plants seen were:Achillea ‘Lilac Beauty’ – a gentle colour Achillea…

2nd April

…unless the colours are going to change radically which I doubt. I am left puzzled and stumped but it is a very gentle and attractive mix of colours. Can anyone…

28th June

…in the scorching heat. Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’ Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’ 2017 – CHW Gentle rain all day which is just what the garden needed. It is about three…

1st April

…– CHW A gentle, happy day planting out rhododendrons from Rookery Nursery Bed. Many scented ones and some species which mainly came here three to four years ago as small…