28th May

…need to try this again here in the garden here. Metrosideros umbellata Metrosideros umbellata A ‘brutal’ sculpture which I thought looked like a cattle crush for camels! Fortunately Tregothnan’s representative…

7th April

…fleece it up next winter. Metrosideros Metrosideros Akebia quinata ‘Alba’ is now a dense mat of growth 20ft up this wall. You can clearly see the male and female flowers…

16th May

…by Susyn here also. Ilex fargesii subsp. fargesii var. fargesii Ilex fargesii subsp. fargesii var. fargesii This Metrosideros robusta has been grown on under cover for several years but has…

24th March

…dull plant puzzles. Nick left the following plants with us: Coprosma ‘Autumn Orange’ Coprosma grandiflora Melicytus crassifolius Melicytus obovata Myrsine aquilonia Pittosporum michei Metrosideros ‘Mistral’ Aristolochia delavayi Schinus latifolius Schinus…

16th July

Metrosideros. Big wall rose fine. Not much else. Rabdotum just over, a few whites coming. 1935 – JCW Very hot and dry for a long time, some of the gardeners…

19th July

…Quercus acuta Quercus acuta Quercus acuta 1990 – FJW Lapageria out. Wilson’s fortunei (discolor) has been outstanding. 1963 – FJW Metrosideros lucida flowering very well indeed. 1927 – JCW Buddleia’s…