1st August

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 ‘Ruby Wedding’ as a climber….

30th May

…that hedges cannot be cut in the summer nowadays except on roads. Rosa canina Rosa canina Rosa canina Rosa canina I collected Indigofera himachalensis from the nursery today. Another novelty…

12th May

…roxburgii may make it. Rosa rugosa ‘Frau Dagmar Hastrup’ Rosa rugosa ‘Frau Dagmar Hastrup’ Rosa rugosa ‘Frau Dagmar Hastrup’ Rosa rugosa ‘Frau Dagmar Hastrup’ Calceolaria ‘Camden Hero’ is nicely out…

13th May

…looking a bit frail. Rhododendron campylocarpum Magnolia ‘Judy Zuk’ opposite the mist houses. Magnolia ‘Judy Zuk’ Magnolia ‘Judy Zuk’ Rosa banksia ‘Alba Plena’ at the front of Burncoose House. Rosa

3rd June

Rosa ‘Alberic Barbier’ (climber) on Tom’s wall. Rosa ‘Alberic Barbier’ Rosa ‘Alberic Barbier’ Rosa ‘Golden Showers’ (climber) beside it. Rosa ‘Golden Showers’ Rosa ‘Golden Showers’ Zelkova serrata ‘Variegation’ on Nicholas…

27th June

…sheltered spot at the Grimaldis’ house in Bembridge. Sollya heterophylla Sollya heterophylla Rosa ‘Fragrant Cloud’ Rosa ‘Fragrant Cloud’ Rosa ‘Chinatown’ Rosa ‘Chinatown’ The rose named after the Grimaldi family. rose…

29th June

…full out everywhere. Here a pink form. Rosa canina Rosa canina The more common form (here at least) of R. canina is white. The forms I see in Durham hedgerows…

10th May

…sinensis A closeup of Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’; my mother’s favourite rose. Most of the flowers are 20ft up. Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’ Echium pininana and Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’ – both full out….

2nd May

…Day’ 2020 – CHW A trip to the greenhouses to look for new plants which I had not (in the main) seen before. Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’ just coming out on…

6th June

…of Lupinus ‘Manhattan Lights’. Lupinus ‘Manhattan Lights’ Rosa ‘Kent’ a new one for the nursery. Rosa ‘Kent’ Also Rosa ‘Sussex’. Rosa ‘Sussex’ Rosea gallica ‘Variegata’ is something rather special. Rosea…