1st August

…‘Birthday Girl’ Rosa ‘Birthday Girl’ Rosa ‘Birthday Girl’ Rosa ‘Birthday Girl’ Rosa ‘Happy Anniversary’ Rosa ‘Happy Anniversary’ Rosa ‘Happy Anniversary’ Rosa ‘Many Happy Returns’ Rosa ‘Many Happy Returns’ Rosa ‘Ruby…

30th May

…its bluish green foliage and single pinkish flowers with white centres. Rosa pomifera Rosa pomifera Rosa cantabrigrensis a species with yellow single flowers fading to white. Out early in the…

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

…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’ Wisteria…

3rd June

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

29th June

…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 forms I see in Durham…

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

…try to get our brains back to normality.The quince fruits are just starting to turn from green to yellow. quince fruits quince fruits Under Rosa roxburgii all the hips have…

14th June

…family lived 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…

16th September

…growing a few of this vigorous but beautiful specie climbing rose. Rosa filipes Rosa filipes Cornus kousa ‘Doubloon’ was covered in fruits. Since I spotted them first the pheasant poults…