6th July

…much shade. 2019 planted. Philadelphus pekinensis Philadelphus pekinensis Philadelphus satsumi we have seen already this year and in the frames. Just a few flowers left. 2018 planted. Asia has cuttings…

5th July

…are a bit hidden. Philadelphus maculatus ‘Mexican Jewel’ Philadelphus maculatus ‘Mexican Jewel’ Philadelphus maculatus ‘Mexican Jewel’ Philadelphus mexicanus hangs its flowers inside the dense small leaved and much smaller bush…

25th May

…A large Philadelphus (10-12ft x 6-8ft) tucked away by Georges Hut which is not on Jaimie’s post 1997 planting plans. Philadelphus Philadelphus First signs of reshooting on the record Magnolia…

29th May

…wilsonii flowering for the first time in the frames. Excellent! Syringa wilsonii Syringa wilsonii Another new species of Philadelphus with its first flowers – Philadelphus satsumi. No great scent. Philadelphus

1st June

…its first few flowers in Kennel Close. It is not enjoying the dry spell. Another new Philadelphus species to me and another for the collection. Philadelphus caucasicus Philadelphus caucasicus One…

10th May

…fraseri ‘Pyramidalis’ Philadelphus satsumi is now performing. Philadelphus satsumi Philadelphus satsumi Rhododendron tethropeplum full out at the Hothead. Rhododendron tethropeplum Rhododendron tethropeplum Rhododendron tethropeplum The Paulownia tomentosa ‘Lilacina’ clump lived…

18th April

…Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Gold Rush’ contrasting nicely with Magnolia ‘Limelight’. Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Gold Rush’ Philadelphus sericanthus in flower in the greenhouse. Philadelphus sericanthus Philadelphus sericanthus Aesculus glabra ‘April Wine’ has soon…

2nd June

…propagate definitely. Philadelphus satsumi Philadelphus satsumi Wachendorfia thrysiflora in full flower in a pot in one of the greenhouse holding frames for new plants to go out in 2019. Wachendorfia…

4th June

…well with the white hue to the leaves which are attractive on their own. Crataegus schraderiana Crataegus schraderiana Crataegus schraderiana Philadelphus satsumi just out. Philadelphus satsumi Philadelphus satsumi Still good…

25th June

…obovata). Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ First decent flowering on a young Philadelphus satsumi. Philadelphus Philadelphus Half this Hydrangea aspera villosa died in last summer’s drought. Root suckers are emerging now which…