25th April

Glow’ Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ Aesculus neglecta ‘Erythroblastos’ – superb new growth which radically changes colour as it emerges. Aesculus neglecta ‘Erythroblastos’ Aesculus neglecta ‘Erythroblastos’ Prunus matsumae ‘Daikoku’ is one…

11th April

…suspect it will! Magnolia ‘Rose Marie’ x Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Rose Marie’ x Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Rose Marie’ x Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ One plant of Magnolia pseudokobus ‘Kubushi-modoki’…

24th February

…The new plaque in place. The new plaque in place Isla Rose at the plaque. Isla Rose at the plaque Isla Rose, Katie and John cut the ribbon in a…

28th February

…‘Mary Rose’ Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ The original 1913 Magnolia campbellii at its finest in the sun. Magnolia campbellii Magnolia campbellii Magnolia campbellii Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’…

25th March

Rose’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ not yet out so very late and heavily budded with huge buds. Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ – the second plant…

23rd April

…‘Pink Royalty’ x ‘Daybreak’ Isla Rose (aged 2) in the Isla Rose Plantation. Isla Rose (aged 2) in the Isla Rose Plantation. The unusual double flowered Rhododendron Johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’…

20th April

…cordifolia. Eucryphia cordifolia Magnolia acuminata ‘Golden Glow’ x Magnolia ‘Miss Honeybee’. Much the same as ‘Miss Honeybee’ as it seems to me. Magnolia acuminata ‘Golden Glow’ x Magnolia ‘Miss Honeybee’…

17th May

rose. rose rose The yew avenue was cut down to about 8ft and is now kept trimmed. yew avenue Azalea ‘Rosebud’ and Photinia davidiana ‘Pink Marble’. Azalea ‘Rosebud’ The fountain…

6th March

…of the young Daphne bhuloa ‘Mary Rose’ in the nursery has to be seen to be believed and the scent! Daphne bhuloa ‘Mary Rose’ Daphne bhuloa ‘Mary Rose’ This is…

25th July

…it. Geranium ‘Eureka Blue’ Geranium ‘Eureka Blue’ Geranium ‘Dusky Rose’ – groundcover with dark leaves. Geranium ‘Dusky Rose’ Geranium ‘Dusky Rose’ Geranium ‘Blue Sunrise’ – blue at first fading quickly….