24th February

…as a border or rockery plant. Ribes laurifolium ‘Amy Doncaster’ Ribes laurifolium ‘Amy Doncaster’ 2016 – CHW We tried to register Magnolia ‘Mr Julian’ (Magnolia sargentiana robusta x Magnolia sprengeri…

28th February

…we had snuck one in here too.Ribes ‘White Icicle’ is perhaps the nicest of these foul smelling plants. There is an old clump of Ribes praecox in the top of…

18th April

…name implies. Vigorous new growth like Viburnum opalus. Ribes longiracemosa Ribes longiracemosa Ribes longiracemosa Then a long day making another 25 to 30 video clips for the website including crossing…

11th December

…they should not mind the cold. birches birches Starting to fill up! Starting to fill up! Starting to fill up! The currants go in. Ribes longiracemosa and Ribes odoratum. Ribes

6th February

…large plant of Mahonia aquifolium with flowers just coming and still good red autumn tints on the leaves. Mahonia aquifolium Mahonia aquifolium Ribes laurifolium full out already. Ribes laurifolium Ribes

21st February

…Rhododendron arboreum subsp delavayi Ilex aquifolium ‘Bacciflava’ with yellow berries on Sinogrande Walk. Ilex aquifolium ‘Bacciflava’ Ribes sanguineum ‘White Icicle’ just coming out on the drive. Ribes sanguineum ‘White Icicle’…

1st March

…Acer mandchuricum Acer mandchuricum Ribes sanguineum ‘White Icicle’ early as usual. Ribes sanguineum ‘White Icicle’ A hydrangea cut down two years ago still in full leaf after a mild winter….

28th April

…later on, big clumps of tall growing rhododendrons. A great new project for the garden. Looking good in the nursery today: Ribes speciosum Ribes speciosum Telopea ‘Shady Lady White’ Telopea…

9th March

…‘Contorta’ Trellis trained Ribes speciosum which was unusual but effective. I did not buy any! Ribes speciosum A newly potted batch of Cycas revoluta were looking good and I bought…

2nd May

Ribes longiracemosa with its first extended flowers in the Isla Rose Plantation. Ribes longiracemosa Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ is another good one. Nearly as good as ‘Lois’ and ‘Daphne’ Magnolia ‘Green…