19th May

…granny’s bonnets Weigelia florida ‘Variegata’ with the usual reversions. Weigelia florida ‘Variegata’ Weigelia florida ‘Variegata’ Jasminum humile ‘Revolutum’ just coming out. Jasminum humile ‘Revolutum’ Jasminum beesianum likewise. Jasminum beesianum Weigelia…

2nd December

…out of the wall hidden within a clump of Jasminum beesianum. Very pretty indeed and odd to find a yellow flower on anything in December. Jasminum mesneyi Jasminum mesneyi Next…

6th January

…A substantial wall shrub which survived the builders and scaffolding over it last summer. 10-12ft in height with a similar spread. Jasminum nudiflorum Jasminum nudiflorum Jasminum nudiflorum An unnamed Camellia…

1st December

…‘normal’ Jasminum humile which grows so well at Ventnor but this is a very variable species. Jasminum humile ‘Revolutum’ Jasminum humile ‘Revolutum’ First flower tassels on Garrya eliptica ‘James Roof’….

16th March

…vigorous evergreen greenhouse climber. Jasminum duclouxii Jasminum duclouxii Camellia yunsiense with split petals. Unusual! Tom thinks hardy enough for outside rather than in the greenhouse as here. Camellia yunsiense Camellia…

31st May

…white until later. Probably still correct and planted below the bank on the lawn 40 plus years ago by me. Weigelia ‘Florida Variegata’ Weigelia ‘Florida Variegata’ Jasminum humile ‘Revolutum’ Jasminum

12th June

…on the lawn. Jasminum beesianum Jasminum beesianum Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ nearing its best. Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ Illicium griffithii in full new growth. Illicium griffithii Flowers just out on Styrax formosanus…

29th December

Jasminum nudiflorum on the stone faced earth bank outside Malvern House in the village. Jasminum nudiflorum Rhododendron lutescens nearly fully out by Red Linney. Rhododendron lutescens First flowers on just…

24th July

…Caerhays last week. Alice’s jasmine (Jasminum officinale affine) has shed many of its flowers but there is still quite a show and a second most lovely scent to enjoy sitting…

17th February

…root suckers appearing. Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ and Jasminum nudiflorum. Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ and Jasminum   Kerria japonica ‘Pleniflora’   Kerria japonica ‘Pleniflora’ Kerria japonica…