4th January

…colour in January! Less so than last January perhaps. Hydrangea ‘Joseph Banks’ Hydrangea ‘Joseph Banks’ Likewise Hydrangea ‘Madame Mouilliere’ still has good white mopheads amid many other dead flowers. We…

3rd August

…‘Joseph Banks’ Hydrangea ‘Joseph Banks’ Hydrangea ‘Sheila’Not unlike ‘Love you Kiss’ once full out but this pink lacecap is one of the more improved and newer forms which stands out…

6th September

…to the public. Erica cinerea ‘Joseph Murphy’ – back in stock in the nursery. A great autumn flowering variety. Erica cinerea ‘Joseph Murphy’ Erica cinerea ‘Joseph Murphy’ Crocosmia ‘Mistral’ also…

17th August

…the banks cutting the banks 2016 – CHW No entry. 2015 – CHWBack from Yorkshire to find the house unrecognizable and full of film kit but 72 emails have to…

24th October

…defoliated it. Hoheria populnea ‘Alba Variegata’ Hoheria populnea ‘Alba Variegata’ Gevuina avellana just coming out into flower also by Georges Hut. Gevuina avellana Gevuina avellana Tim has cut the banks

25th July

…doubtful that we will get the grass cut a week ago on the banks above the front door raked up and burnt as normal as it will now rot. I…

9th May

…‘Kabarett’ Rhododendron ‘Kabarett’ It is fairly rare for us to see self-sown seedlings emerging but after last summer’s heat copper beech, birch and conifer seedlings have appeared on mossy banks

April 2018 Irish trip ( Day 2)

…Cupressus macrocarpa The house facing the mountains and the sea from a huge knoll. The house Big leaf rhododendrons self seeding all over in moss banks in a way they…

26th October

…nestle in the quarry well protected from most winds and happily self ‘seeding’ up the banks. One tree fern is simply attached to the damp rock face and its trunk…

14th July

…myrtles yesterday at Osborne house despite their love of hot dry banks and self seeding. Perhaps too cold for Amomyrtus luma but plenty at Ventnor. Myrtus communis subsp tarrentina Ficus…