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…

23rd May

…for the Queen – Photo Courtesy of Sally. Queen’s Visit – Photo Courtesy of Sally. Then we get to the royal visit. The RHS say they will bring the Queen

25th March

…enormous. Magnolia ‘Atlas’ Magnolia ‘Atlas’ This is the Queen Mother’s magnolia planted by her in the 1970s. Not particularly unique but nice enough. Queen Mother’s magnolia Queen Mother’s magnolia Another…

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…

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”…

24th August

…Tricyrtus hirta Tricyrtus hirta Kniphofia ‘Ice Queen’ Kniphofia ‘Ice Queen’ Rehmannia elata Rehmannia elata Echinacea ‘Green Jewel’ Echinacea ‘Green Jewel’ Imperata ‘Red Baron’ Imperata ‘Red Baron’ Jaimie has decided not…

3rd August

…Sea fret and drizzle while the rest of neighbouring Europe hits over 40°C. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ is already turning an autumnal pink in the drought. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’…

10th June

…president. Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ (‘Miss Satomi’ in the new Hillier’s) Growing in…

4th May

…Barri – 1935) Rhododendron ‘Jubilee Queen’ (loderi ‘Venus’ x Rose du Barri – 1935) Rhododendron loderi ‘Fairy Queen’ (griffithianum x fortunei ssp. fortunei) Rhododendron loderi ‘Fairy Queen’ (griffithianum x fortunei…