12th May

…are perfect for the show – these flowers last for weeks. Protea ‘Little Prince’ Protea ‘Little Prince’ Protea ‘Little Prince’ A self sown wild strawberry in flower – Fragaria vesca….

27th February

…up. Camellia ‘Takanini’ Camellia ‘Takanini’ Camellia ‘Little Bit’ is full out below the Tennis Court beside the path. Camellia ‘Little Bit’ Camellia ‘Little Bit’ Rhododendron spinuliferum like we saw last…

2nd April

Baby’ ‘Gay Baby’ This wild collected Camellia pittardii has vigorous green shoots coming from the base but the top of the plant is all sickly and yellowish. Should I cut…

16th October

…point. Malus ‘Golden Hornet’ with larger yellow crab apples than seen elsewhere in this diary recently. Another new entry for the 2021 catalogue is Lonicera periclymenum ‘Honey Baby’ which is…

26th September

…clump. Aster ‘Little Carlow’ Aster ‘Little Carlow’ Aster ‘Little Carlow’ Unable to identify this which grew to 6ft or more. [It is Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’] Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ Helianthus ‘Lemon…

8th September

…Glow’ Echinacea purpurea Echinacea purpurea Echinacea purpurea Kniphofia ‘Little Maid’ rather late in the season. Kniphofia ‘Little Maid’ Kniphofia ‘Little Maid’ Malus ‘Golden Hornet’ laden down with fruit as usual….

18th July

…Star’ Agapanthus ‘Little Dutch White’ Agapanthus ‘Little Dutch White’ Agapanthus ‘Little Dutch White’ Agapanthus ‘Little Dutch White’ An interesting new low growing Sedum spurium “Dragon’s Blood”. Very good! Sedum spurium…

20th May

…popular) government diktat now that the police can do little to interrogate people in cars or turn them away. Boris has got this right! By June the frustrated city lockdown…

21st April

…175 odd were by far the most lengthy to write and difficult requiring plenty of research about plants I knew little about (eg ferns). I would now be happy to…

15th October

…June so you would expect the seed to mature a little later than other species which flower much earlier in the year. one unripe seed pod on the young Magnolia…