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

…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. Pachysteigia insignis Pachysteigia 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 more common form (here at least) of R. canina is white. The forms I see in Durham hedgerows have larger flowers than these. Rosa canina Rosa canina…

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

…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

…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…