3rd October

…plumbaginoides ‘Summer Skies’ The late flowering Kniphofia rooperi. Kniphofia rooperi Eleagnus x ebbingei ‘Gilt Edge’ with some leaves entirely yellow makes a startling show in the nursery car park on…

16th March

…light. It is the same size now as the stripped one was. Another Quercus acuta at the edge of the massive new clearing (1) Another Quercus acuta at the edge

24th May

…the theme of the centenary as well as the stand and given both Burncoose and Millais gold medals, while the group got a silver gilt medal for their stand. (Read…

16th February

…along Crinodendron Hedge now full out. Magnolia campbellii seedling Magnolia campbellii seedling Magnolia campbellii seedling First flower out on Magnolia ‘F J Williams’. There are a few in the Auklandii…

21st February

…a tractor were to drive too near to the edge. landslide More burning up of fallen trees by the Green Gate. burning up Acacia melanoxylon just out above the front…

5th July

…absence on the Isle of Wight? Silver gilt medal for Burncoose at Hampton Court. Drama because we had to remove several banned plants from the stand (oaks!) but sales good….

21st May

…bluebells which were three weeks later into flower than ours. Scilla verna ‘Sea eagle and fish’ bronze in the garden. bronze Escallonia rubra var. macrantha – a wonderful seaside hedge….

11th July

…This of course made the plants unsaleable and the stand received only a Silver Gilt. A similar death of nursery exhibitors as at Chelsea and Mr Weed again canvassing views…

8th February

…in tight bud. Acacia melanoxylon Acacia melanoxylon 2019 – CHW A huge elderly Magnolia campbellii seedling coming out in the mist above Crinodendron Hedge. Magnolia campbellii seedling A newly planted…

9th June

…Deutzia scabra ‘Pride of Rochester’ Deutzia scabra ‘Pride of Rochester’ Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Milky Way’ Cornus kousa ‘Milky Way’ A silver gilt medal for a beached whale made from…