15th March

…frames ready to go out Lindera sericea just coming out. Not seen properly before. Multi-stemmed and vigorous. Lindera sericea Lindera sericea Lindera sericea Rhododendron barbatum was just showing colour before…

13th April

…between leaf and flower as the name implies. Prunus ‘Matsumae-fuki’ (syn ‘Chocolate Ice’) Prunus ‘Matsumae-fuki’ (syn ‘Chocolate Ice’) Prunus ‘Matsumae-fuki’ (syn ‘Chocolate Ice’) 2016 – CHW A most hectic day…

27th May

…‘Lemonara’ Azalea ‘Lemonara’ Gibraltar – five plants in this group mysteriously dead Azalea ‘Gibraltar’ Strawberry Ice – the best of the five separate clumps today Azalea ‘Strawberry Ice’ Azalea ‘Strawberry…

18th July

…Agapanthus ‘Double Diamond’ – squat growing and double white flowers Agapanthus ‘Double Diamond’ Agapanthus ‘Double Diamond’ Agapanthus ‘Charlotte’ Agapanthus ‘Charlotte’ Agapanthus ‘Charlotte’ Agapanthus ‘Moonlight Star’ Agapanthus ‘Moonlight Star’ Agapanthus ‘Moonlight…

11th September

…a darker pink than ‘September Charm’. Anemone hupehensis ‘Queen Charlotte’ Anemone hupehensis ‘Queen Charlotte’ Japanese anemones are an absolute must for every garden in September. 2017 – CHW Building work…

24th April

…old clump of Picea omorika. Picea omorika The summer house surrounded by young Japanese acers. The Summer House Picea breweriana doing well. Picea breweriana Picea breweriana Picea breweriana Rhododendron ‘Boddaertianum’…

19th April

…out. Rhododendron davidsonianum Azara dentata plastered in flower. Azara dentata Azara dentata Azara dentata Rhododendron ‘Princess Alice’ at its best. Pinkish in bud. Rhododendron ‘Princess Alice’ Rhododendron ‘Princess Alice’ Rhododendron…

5th July

…of some new plants for the 2018 mail order catalogue:Agapanthus ‘Strawberry Ice’ opens white and then develops a delicate pink tinge. Agapanthus ‘Strawberry Ice’ Agapanthus ‘Strawberry Ice’ Parkinsonia aculeata –…

12th March

…‘Silver Ruffles’ Camellia “Fire ‘n’ Ice” has been photographed in the diary once before. In the rain I may not have done it justice. Camellia “Fire ‘n’ Ice” Camellia “Fire…

16th March

…I had not seen before. Carpinus japonica Carpinus japonica Three new camellias to admire (and then propagate):-Camellia “Fire ‘n’ Ice” Camellia “Fire ‘n’ Ice” Camellia “Fire ‘n’ Ice” Camellia ‘Free…