13th July

…growers as well as garden centres and also grow Christmas trees.The few new plants seen were: Achillea ‘Lilac Beauty’ – a gentle colour Achillea ‘Lilac Beauty’ Achillea ‘Lilac Beauty’ Hibiscus…

30th November

…now a fair covering of secondary flowers which are mainly misformed and misshapen. Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ Jaimie has cut back a lilac which had half fallen over…

8th May

…½ open and so Baylei, a bad rhodo’ year from the frost. 1913 – JCW Very very little May, hardly any lilac. Dalhousi, Ovatum, Orbiculare, Baylei all open. 1912 –…

15th April

…had no idea that we even had this species here. White flowers with dark purple insides to the trumpet and a dash of lilac on the lower outside. Paulownia fortunei…

13th May

…quite a lilac form but there are much darker ones when one inspects the ‘Pocket Book of Rhododendron Species’ – you need a very large pocket or a bag! Rhododendron…

4th June

…over, Azaleas (white, yellow, red) are about their best, good too in the Drive. Madame Lemoine lilac good for a week, all but the Waterer rhodo’s are over now. Loder’s…

27th May

…‘Sensation’ Syringa ‘Sensation’ I must have relented on the anti-lilac front for here is Syringa ‘Sensation’ with its bicolour flowers. Time it was pruned down hard. Not very floriferous and…

24th June

…var kelseyi has lilac-pink flowers so that seems the best bet as far as I know. Robinia hispida var kelseyi Robinia hispida var kelseyi Deutzia pulchra with its ‘lily of…

13th August

…Trifolium arvense Trifolium arvense Common birds-foot-trefoil, Lotus corniculatus. Lotus corniculatus Lotus corniculatus Meadow crane’s-bill, Geranium pratense. Geranium pratense A dead black rabbit hanging in a lilac tree. dead black rabbit…

1st July

…cuttings from Peter Moore whom I suspect collected this species on a Chinese trip. Pale lilac flowers fading to white in tight clusters. Asia has raised this as a new…