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…

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…

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…

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…

15th December

…x williamsii ‘George Blandford’ looking good by the main nursery. Camellia x williamsii ‘George Blandford’ Camellia x williamsii ‘George Blandford’ Salvia ‘Royal Bumble’ in full flower in the cash point…

26th December

…overflower (in this case in July) and then weaken themselves by overseeding and use all their energy to procreate. Rhododendron ‘Royal Flush’ Rhododendron ‘Royal Flush’ Rhododendron ‘Royal Flush’ The Fuchsia…

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

…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’ for…

15th April

…Splendour’ is a new one to us but clearly in the ‘Peachy’/’Daybreak’ category. Magnolia ‘Royal Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Royal Splendour’ Cestrum ‘Newellii’ full out in flower in the nursery. Cestrum ‘Newellii’…

14th March

…stellata ‘Royal Star’ was planted in 1991 and is now about 15ft tall with a similar or wider width. An impressive show. Magnolia stellata ‘Royal Star’ Magnolia stellata ‘Royal Star’…