12th May

…Corydalis ‘Berry Exciting’ Corydalis ‘Berry Exciting’ Argyranthemum ‘Raspberry Ruffles’ is a new introduction to us this year. It too is looking perfect for 10 days’ time with loads of bud…

22nd May

…‘tent’. Mrs Williams and Mrs Clarke Mary Berry and a BBC producer using our stand for filming. I have met Mary before and she is exceptionally pleasant. Mary Berry We…

Irish trip April 2018

…yellow berry despite the time of the year. The best show of this I have ever seen. Ilex aquifolium ‘Bacciflava’ Ilex aquifolium ‘Bacciflava’ Schefflera frangipanensis seedlings from various Vietnamese collecting…

26th May

…other evergreens after the ‘Beast’ had passed through in early March.After much head scratching I now have a book on cotoneaster species. This ancient plant has the odd berry remaining…

2nd October

…species collection to see what had berries. To my surprise (and perhaps showing my ignorance) I find more in flower than in berry! Malus x micromalus covered in small yellow…

31st May

…with a highly enthusiastic group of Belgian/Dutch members of the Dutch fern society. One seldom sees fruits on podocarpus. The seed is inside the fleshy red yew-like berry. This is…

12th November

…– Sasanqua full out. A great deal of berry on the holly – rhodo’s have not enjoyed 1990. Freddy swept into the world. 1965 – FJW First flower seen on…

21st July

…rhodos hydrangeas and Harrow Hybrid rhodos 2018 – CHW Rubus phoenicolasius with its edible orange raspberries (the wine berry) for the first time. The pheasant poults ate them all last…

15th June

…japonicus ‘Pink Chimes’ Deutzia ‘Strawberry Fields’ is just going over by the Hovel. Superb as usual. Deutzia ‘Strawberry Fields’ Deutzia ‘Strawberry Fields’ First flowering of three small Rhododendron cumberlandense. One…

6th September

…the new clearing nearest to Tin Garden and suddenly caught the eye with its large chubby bright red berries. In the main cotoneasters are pretty dull even when in berry