13th April

…make too much damage to the walls. cleared the whole clump of laurel Grevillea lonigera ‘Mount Tamboritha’ nicely out. Grevillea lonigera ‘Mount Tamboritha’ Cardiocrinum giganteum shooting away nicely after the…

27th May

…best of the five separate clumps today Azalea ‘Strawberry Ice’ Azalea ‘Strawberry Ice’ Azalea ‘Strawberry Ice’ Babeuff – an older variety which has grown outside the back yard for 50…

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…

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…

16th March

…a good show of catkins which 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”…

12th March

…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 ‘n’…

2nd August

…‘Ice Queen’ – not sure I have ever seen a pure white ‘red hot poker’ before. Kniphofia ‘Ice Queen’ Kniphofia ‘Ice Queen’ Olearia virgata, I think, in flower in the…

5th July

…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 – no idea what this is!…

24th April

…and attractive bark. Cydonia oblonga Cydonia oblonga Cydonia oblonga Cydonia oblonga Dicentra ‘Valentine’ was tall growing and impressively dark in colour. Well worth growing. Dicentra ‘Valentine’ Dicentra ‘Valentine’ Acer platanoides…

2nd May

…year. On the tables were superb displays: ‘Douggie Bettridge’ (fortunei x ‘Jalisco’) ‘Douggie Bettridge’ (fortunei x ‘Jalisco’) ‘Charlotte de Rothschild’ (fortunei subsp. discolor x ‘St Keverne’) ‘Charlotte de Rothschild’ (fortunei…