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…

1st August

…‘Happy Anniversary’ Rosa ‘Happy Anniversary’ Rosa ‘Many Happy Returns’ Rosa ‘Many Happy Returns’ Rosa ‘Ruby Wedding’ Rosa ‘Ruby Wedding’ Rosa ‘Deep Secret’ Rosa ‘Deep Secret’ Rosa ‘Peace’ Rosa ‘Peace’ Rosa…

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…

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…

13th November

…kiosk will stay put in a strong gale?! new wedding venue new wedding venue new wedding venue The sea was calm and just a single windsurfer somewhere in the centre…

3rd April

…Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ is full out. Two plants by the Orchid House Nursery which I had forgotten. Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ The Magnolia ‘Todds Fortyniner’ is still out…

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’…

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…

14th June

…here for generations but Joss only died about eight years ago. Rosa ‘Wedding Day’ Rosa ‘Wedding Day’ Tropaeolum ciliatum full out already as it never died down in the mild…