11th March

…A confused show with a few nice things which were new: magnolias on Friday night magnolias on Friday night magnolias on Friday night magnolias on Friday night magnolias on Friday…

8th September

…‘Blue Cloud’ Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’ Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’ looking very fine. Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’ Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’ Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Stephi’ now full out. Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Stephi’ Caryopteris…

21st March

…the way: Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ – still a sparse flowerer at a young age. Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ Camellia reticulata – white form is new to us. Crinkly leaves when young….

30th July

…to make it a useful addition to the catalogue if we can locate a grower. Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Glow’ Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Glow’ A new one to me entirely was Lysimachia ‘Clethroides’…

26th July

…no’! 2016 – CHW The yellow Labrador, Nutty, ran off on the foreshore late last night and only returned at 6.30am smelling of rosemary. Presumably he slept in someone’s bush….

17th October

…proper frost last night – a good year for Ilex seed. 1987 – FJW During night major 15/16 great storm hit London and Kent – Kew very badly damaged and…

20th November

…the greenhouse in November! Trachelospermum jasminoides Trachelospermum jasminoides 2016 – CHW Horrendous storms last night which cut the phone lines when a tree fell on them at Battery Walk. The…

9th February

…mice or the dogs!Another night of severe wind has put paid to several of the best magnolias and blown open others so here is a record of what has survived…

April 2018 Irish trip ( Day 2)

…rain each year. 41mm last night! Cordyline and gunnera Buxus harlandii in flower and as a tall hedge. Buxus harlandii Buxus harlandii Off to Illnacullen Island which is run and…

22nd October

…in reality for many months yet. Protea nerifolia ‘White Night’ (imported from France with, as yet, no passport) with its first flower bud about to open. Protea nerifolia ‘White Night’…