30th October

…flooding the area with scent. As good as I have ever smelt it. Camellia sasanqua ‘Rosea Plena’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Rosea Plena’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Rosea Plena’ Sadly the drought has done…

23rd August

rosea Lapageria rosea Lapageria rosea Only one Echium pininana flower spike still has a few flowers left on it. The rest are brown and dead or have blown over. Not…

16th March

…the Gresham collection Magnolia ‘Cup Cake’ Staphylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’ – plant above greenhouse. Staphylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’ Staphylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’ Staphylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’ Staphylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’ – plant above steps down…

17th May

…always a shy flowerer and the flowers are easily hidden by leaves. Too far out for Chelsea now anyway. Wisteria floribunda ‘Violacea Plena Wisteria floribunda ‘Violacea Plena Wisteria floribunda ‘Violacea…

8th September

…a young plant. Lapageria rosea ‘Flesh Pink’ The ancient Lapageria rosea has been out for a while with one flower low down and embedded in the Alstroemeria. Lapageria rosea Lapageria…

8th April

…cold in 2018. Eucalyptus leucoxylon ‘Rosea’ Eucalyptus leucoxylon ‘Rosea’ Eucalyptus mannifera var. praecox – 2014 planted and now 35ft with attractive bark. Untouched by cold so far. Eucalyptus mannifera var….

17th November

…the castle wall. ‘Navahoe’ ‘Navahoe’ ‘Navahoe’ ‘Silver Dollar’ ‘Silver Dollar’ ‘Silver Dollar’ ‘Rosea Plena’ – very yellow foliage ‘Rosea Plena’ ‘Rosea Plena’ ‘Ken Juro’ ‘Ken Juro’ ‘Ken Juro’ ‘New Dawn’…

10th November

…flower and one plant has double flowers which I assume is s. ‘Rosea Plena’. Camellia sasanqua Camellia sasanqua Camellia sasanqua Rhododendron ‘Beau Brummell’ has secondary flowers still and some are…

14th May

…double flowers appearing on the new growth rather than the old wood. Wisteria floribunda ‘Violacea Plena’ 2019 – CHW Wisteria floribunda ‘Violacea Plena’ (syn. ‘Black Dragon’) seems to flower sparsely…

21st August

…the drought damage.Lapageria ‘Flesh Pink’ is out about a month earlier than usual. Lapageria ‘Flesh Pink’ Ditto the elderly Lapageria rosea beside it. Lapageria rosea A very drought ridden and…