12th May

…‘Royal Red’ Acer platanoides ‘Royal Red’ Acer heldreichii looks very much like an A. platanoides! Acer heldreichii Acer heldreichii Azalea ‘Coccinea Grandiflora’ making a good show. Azalea ‘Coccinea Grandiflora’ Azalea…

26th May

…of research after he retired in our planting archive. Perhaps my great uncle (Charles Williams) bought these? Azalea ‘Royal Command’ or ‘Golden Flare’ Azalea ‘Royal Command’ or ‘Golden Flare’ Very…

19th June

…solitary survivor of what was ‘Royal Flush Apricot’. ‘Royal Flush Apricot’ ‘Royal Flush Apricot’ ‘Royal Flush Apricot’ 2017 – CHW First flowers on Hydrangea ‘Lanarth’ and Hydrangea ‘Geoffrey Chadbund’, both…

16th June

…people did not. A very relaxed family day out with excellent musical and choral performances. A huge effort which paid off.The Royal Marines band. Royal Marines band An unusual performance…

15th December

…nursery. Camellia x williamsii ‘George Blandford’ Camellia x williamsii ‘George Blandford’ Salvia ‘Royal Bumble’ in full flower in the cash point too for Christmas. Salvia ‘Royal Bumble’ 2016 – CHW…

26th December

…procreate. Rhododendron ‘Royal Flush’ Rhododendron ‘Royal Flush’ Rhododendron ‘Royal Flush’ The Fuchsia exorticatica outside the front door is again out for Christmas. This New Zealand species flowers on bare stems…

9th April

…Magnolia dawsoniana Magnolia dawsoniana A busy bumble bee. Bumble bee Old deer damage to the trunk of a big leafed rhodo has affected its growth quite considerably. Deer damaged rhodie…

26th July

…yet another ‘new’ one of these tender things but quite nice. I wonder who raised all these. Salvia ‘Royal Bumble’ may be the best? Salvia ‘Icing Sugar’ Lysimachia punctata ‘Alexander’…

17th March

…nipponica ‘Brilliant’ The new Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ in bud. Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Royal Crown’ nicely out in a tunnel. Magnolia ‘Royal Crown’ Magnolia ‘Royal Crown’ Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ likewise. Magnolia…

8th April

…Anne’ Rhododendron ‘Princess Anne’ Lysichiton camschaticum Lysichiton camschaticum Sorbaria sorbifolia ‘Sem’ – superb double new coloured growth. Prunus ‘Royal Burgundy’ – well worth stocking. Prunus ‘Royal Burgundy’ Prunus ‘Royal Burgundy’…