11th November

…Large, shiny bright green leaves. Long lily like, scented white flowers with a yellow blotch. June. CWT6486. Rhododendron nuttalii. Maddenia subsection. Forms an upright shrub. Large dark green purple tinted…

24th April

…inflict it even on your mother-in-law. Clearly an American product presumably as seed via the Magnolia Society International. MAGNOLIA ‘Green Bee’ MAGNOLIA ‘Green Bee’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ is another Belgian…

25th April

…tally with the reference books? semi evergreen / near evergreen azaleas semi evergreen / near evergreen azaleas semi evergreen / near evergreen azaleas Quercus lamellosa has suddenly shed all its…

17th February

…pretty clear where to snip on the stems. hydrangeas by Green Gate hydrangeas by Green Gate The new lapageria planted outside my study window has made excellent new growth in…

13th July

…display of hollyhocks. hollyhocks hollyhocks A 150 year old apple tree on its last legs – extraordinary. apple tree The garden is half on chalk and half on green limestone….

27th August

…changing to purple hydrangea that has now faded to exquisite combinations of bluish-green or speckled reddish-green on different flowers on the same bush. These too are perfect for drying to…

30th July

…well here too. Betual albosinensis ‘Bowling Green’ Betual albosinensis ‘Bowling Green’ Betual albosinensis ‘Bowling Green’ Betual albosinensis ‘Bowling Green’ On the way back down the drive we spot Quercus x…

29th May

…Near Green Gate the original evergreen Azalea ‘Caerhays Lavender’ with its peculiar white then yellow new growth contrasting nicely with its light mauve flowers. Caerhays bred but no one knows…

21st April

…A carpet of flowers under the Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ on Hovel Cart Road. This has been in flower for six to eight weeks. Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ Acer shirasawanum ‘Aureum’ now…

28th March

…Rhododendron racemosum Jaimie has used the public’s absence to cut back all the hydrangeas by the green gate. by the green gate Ross is dragging his timber trunks out of…