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

…is similar to ‘Royal Command’ but with an orange centre. This group were planted in 1999. Azalea ‘Royal Command’ was over a fortnight ago. Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’…

19th June

…‘Midsommer Maiden’ Another form of Rhododendron royallii ‘Royal Flush’ full out which is I think a solitary survivor of what was ‘Royal Flush Apricot’. ‘Royal Flush Apricot’ ‘Royal Flush Apricot’…

16th June

…A huge effort which paid off. The Royal Marines band. Royal Marines band An unusual performance on the lawn accompanied by a group. performance performance Morris dancers? Morris dancers? Morris…

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

…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 Symplocos aff. sumuntia full…

26th July

…things but quite nice. I wonder who raised all these. Salvia ‘Royal Bumble’ may be the best? Salvia ‘Icing Sugar’ Lysimachia punctata ‘Alexander’ for those who like variegated leaves? Lysimachia…

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