11th December

…canariensis. Canarina canariensis Phormium ‘Envy’ and Phormium ‘Joker’ look great together. Phormium ‘Envy’ and Phormium ‘Joker’ A Malus ‘Jelly King’ in the packing shed but still covered in fruits. Malus…

27th July

…with flower panicles coming. Peumus boldus Peumus boldus Peumus boldus A 12ft tall Phormium tenax with a 20ft tall flower stalk. Only in Ventnor! Phormium tenax Phormium tenax Phormium tenax…

8th October

…really that much to write home about. Perhaps the new growth will be better next spring? Phormium tenax ‘Lemon Spritzer’ Phormium tenax ‘Lemon Spritzer’ Astelia nervosa ‘Red Shadow’ is stunning….

5th August

…ferox Huge pea like seed pods on Phormium tenax. Phormium tenax Phormium tenax Colletia hystrix 12ftx10ft. Colletia hystrix Colletia hystrix Catalpa bignonoides full out rather earlier than usual. Catalpa bignonoides…

13th August

…the Alzheimer’s charity. Leslie lost his wife, Myra, to this vile disease around Christmas. The garden as pristine and well managed as always. Eucomis bicolor and Phormium ‘Cream Delight’. Eucomis…

13th January

…Polytunnels The Pittosporum tunnel all tidied and ready for spring. Pittosporum tunnel Similarly the Yuccas, Cordyline and Phormium. Yuccas, Cordyline and Phormium Acacia rhetinodes just coming out. Acacia rhetinodes Ribes…

8th April

…other foliage plants if they could be grown in bulk as Tregothnan were then doing on a field scale size with a huge range of potential foliage plants form phormium,…