23rd May

…programme at 8pm on Friday. Monty clutched a plant of Streptocarpus ‘Harlequin Queen’ which was Plant of the Year in 2010 and announced it as ‘Plant of the Decade’ winner….

2nd August

…eucomis species The bicoloured Agapanthus ‘Queen Mum’ just coming out. Agapanthus ‘Queen Mum’ Agapanthus ‘Queen Mum’ Olearia coriacea was another new dwarfish species in this vast collection of this genus…

25th March

…enough. Queen Mother’s magnolia Queen Mother’s magnolia Another towering Magnolia sargentiana var robusta which you get a perfect view of from the churchyard and village. Magnolia sargentiana var robusta Magnolia…

18th July

…flowers flowers A day looking at more unusual hydrangeas but I get distracted by the clump of young new Podocarpus by the top lodge. Two quite different forms of Hydrangea…

4th May

…they ignore, of course, and might it not be said that they have a degree of financial self-interest too? Another, unnoticed, group of people who are having a ‘good’ pandemic…

12th October

…fruiting is irregular and confined to a few branches. Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Corylopsis ‘Spring Purple’…

10th June

…‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ (‘Miss Satomi’ in the new Hillier’s) Growing in full sun in the open…

3rd August

…the dull side! It may have been better yesterday. Most of the earlier buds have dropped off the tree perhaps in the drought or perhaps eaten by squirrels. Only a…

9th April

…only found one of these on our travels. Prunus ‘Matsumae-Asami’ Prunus ‘Matsumae-Asami’ Rhododendron ‘Queen Wilhelmina’ – colour changes as the flower fades. Rhododendron ‘Queen Wilhelmina’ Rhododendron ‘Queen Wilhelmina’ Rhododendron orbiculare…

17th July

…more common Passiflora ‘Constance Elliot’. Passiflora caerulea ‘Snow Queen’ Passiflora caerulea ‘Snow Queen’ We stock three varieties of ‘Inca’ alstroemerias but not these three: ‘Inca Safari’ ‘Inca Safari’ ‘Inca Safari’…