1st August

…‘Happy Anniversary’ Rosa ‘Happy Anniversary’ Rosa ‘Many Happy Returns’ Rosa ‘Many Happy Returns’ Rosa ‘Ruby Wedding’ Rosa ‘Ruby Wedding’ Rosa ‘Deep Secret’ Rosa ‘Deep Secret’ Rosa ‘Peace’ Rosa ‘Peace’ Rosa

30th May

…nowadays except on roads. Rosa canina Rosa canina Rosa canina Rosa canina I collected Indigofera himachalensis from the nursery today. Another novelty from Roundabarrow nurseries. Indigofera himachalensis Indigofera himachalensis And…

12th May

…delicate to take to Chelsea I fear but Rosa roxburgii may make it. Rosa rugosa ‘Frau Dagmar Hastrup’ Rosa rugosa ‘Frau Dagmar Hastrup’ Rosa rugosa ‘Frau Dagmar Hastrup’ Rosa rugosa…

13th May

…mist houses. Magnolia ‘Judy Zuk’ Magnolia ‘Judy Zuk’ Rosa banksia ‘Alba Plena’ at the front of Burncoose House. Rosa banksia ‘Alba Plena’ Rosa banksia ‘Alba Plena’ Rosa banksia ‘Alba Plena’…

3rd June

…Tregrehan garden entrance. Pachystegia insignis Pachystegia insignis Rosa ‘Alberic Barbier’ (climber) on Tom’s wall. Rosa ‘Alberic Barbier’ Rosa ‘Alberic Barbier’ Rosa ‘Golden Showers’ (climber) beside it. Rosa ‘Golden Showers’ Rosa

29th June

Rosa canina, the dog rose, is full out everywhere. Here a pink form. Rosa canina Rosa canina The more common form (here at least) of R. canina is white. The…

2nd May

…well. This is however its first decent flowering since the cutback. Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’ Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’ The stock plant of Berberidopsis beckleri is now in a shady corner on…

14th September

…green and far from ripe. The plants have responded to the drought by shedding baggage. Rosa roxburgii Rosa roxburgii Seed heads have formed sparsely on Platycarya strobilacea. Platycarya strobilacea Plenty…

14th June

…here for generations but Joss only died about eight years ago. Rosa ‘Wedding Day’ Rosa ‘Wedding Day’ Tropaeolum ciliatum full out already as it never died down in the mild…

16th September

…climbing rose. Rosa filipes Rosa filipes Cornus kousa ‘Doubloon’ was covered in fruits. Since I spotted them first the pheasant poults have taken at least half of them. I have…