12th May

…‘rules’ are confusing, a bit rushed and full of unwitting contradictions which enables the political opportunists to get the knives out.So a gentle push to normality without a stampede for…

7th May

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 on Acer henryi….

6th June

…plants for inclusion in the 2018 Burncoose catalogue:Lonicera tragophylla ‘Maurice Foster’ is out for the first time ever with us. A gentle light yellow flower with a large flower cluster….

25th March

…always forget and I forget the species name! Schefflera delavayi? giant schefflera 2016 – CHW After a day of gentle warm rain Good Friday brings blue skies and a perfect…

23rd November

…there for several years helping organise events in the house. Not long ago I attended an excellent High Sheriff dinner there hosted by Anthony. Why do gentle, nice and capable…

20th July

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

13th July

…only one 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

2nd April

…it is a very gentle and attractive mix of colours. Can anyone help? [It is Magnolia ‘Hot Pants’ rather than Hot Lips] Magnolia ‘Hot Lips’ Magnolia ‘Hot Lips’ Magnolia ‘Hot…

28th June

…platanoides ‘Crimson King’ Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’ 2017 – CHW Gentle rain all day which is just what the garden needed. It is about three weeks since we last had…

1st April

…out. Rhododendron macabeanum Magnolia x veitchii from Cholipo planted above Green Gate. Magnolia x veitchii Magnolia x veitchii 2020 – CHW A gentle, happy day planting out rhododendrons from Rookery…