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

…from the frost. 1913 – JCW Very very little May, hardly any lilac. Dalhousi, Ovatum, Orbiculare, Baylei all open. 1912 – JCW Plenty of May everywhere, Lilac going back, Azaleas…

15th April

…the year as I 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…

13th May

…Rockery seen last week. It is not quite a lilac form but there are much darker ones when one inspects the ‘Pocket Book of Rhododendron Species’ – you need a…

22nd May

…I have been corrected by Clare on this! Syringa ‘Katherine Havemeyer’ is purple in bud, opening purple-lavender and then fading (as here) to pale lilac-pink. A double flower. Sadly the…

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

…anti-lilac front for here is Syringa ‘Sensation’ with its bicolour flowers. Time it was pruned down hard. Not very floriferous and in the wrong place in a nice new rhododendron…

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…