24th February

…camellias in the hall John and Isla Rose assemble. John and Isla Rose Godparents group photo with Isla Rose central and still smiling with Katie. Godparents group photo Godparents group…

25th March

…but it is actually a sister seedling to ‘Star Wars’. Nothing that special as yet. Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ not yet out so…

23rd April

…Isla Rose Plantation. Isla Rose (aged 2) in the Isla Rose Plantation. The unusual double flowered Rhododendron Johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ Rhododendron Johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ Rhododendron Johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ Isla Rose

8th April

…bought in for the Isla Rose Plantation. This is an introduction from New Zealand and is the ideal crab apple for making jelly. Malus ‘Jelly King’ Malus ‘Jelly King’ 2018…

29th April

Rose breakfasting. Isla Rose Rhododendron aberconwayi full out. Rhododendron aberconwayi Rhododendron aberconwayi Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ just appearing. Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ Magnolia ‘Hot Flush’ earning its name. Magnolia ‘Hot…

RHS Savill Garden Pictures 2018

…‘Barto Rose’ Rhododendron oreodoxa var fargesii ‘Barto Rose’ Rhododendron oreodoxa var fargesii ‘Barto Rose’ Carex oshimensis ‘Everillo’ Carex oshimensis ‘Everillo’ Carex oshimensis ‘Everillo’ Helleborus ‘Pink Frost’ stood out among the…

25th July

…Rudbeckia maxima Rudbeckia maxima Rudbeckia maxima Rudbeckia? – good red. Rudbeckia? Rudbeckia? Rudbeckia ‘Peking’ – huge flower heads. Rudbeckia ‘Peking’ Rudbeckia ‘Peking’ Crocosmia ‘Okavango’ – big flower and quite unusual….

1st July

…hips in large quantities.] white climbing rose white climbing rose white climbing rose white climbing rose 2017 – CHW A dry day after a week’s rain on and off. No…

25th June

…neither had I even before lunch. unknown rose unknown rose unknown rose 2016 – CHW A visit from Lizzie’s mother (Alice), her long-time nurse (Olivia) and gardener (Hugh). Alice was…

4th April

…Magnolia stellata ‘Rose King’ below the fernery is just out. Pink in bud, opening white which is nice when you catch it properly. Strangely it is much later into flower…