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…

28th February

…20 year old shrub. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ by the arch is nearly out. This has happened more or less overnight with a bit of help from the wind. The first…

11th February

…A few more glimpses of the results of a very mild winter. One night of hard frost and hard ground and four to six days starting with a bit of…

9th February

…the fruit in the bowl on the kitchen table are now explained. Not mice or the dogs!Another night of severe wind has put paid to several of the best magnolias…

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…