1st August

…Wedding Day’ Rosa ‘Ruby 40th Anniversary’ Rosa ‘Ruby 40th Anniversary’ Rosa ‘Ruby 40th Anniversary’ Rosa ‘Ruby 40th Anniversary’ Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Rainbow’ with seeds. Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Rainbow’ Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Rainbow’ Leucothoe…

11th March

…Syringa reticulata already in leaf/growth a week on from the icy winds. Syringa reticulata Camellia ‘Silver Anniversary’ out again too. Just the first few flowers lost. Camellia ‘Silver Anniversary’ Camellia…

31st December

…but this is rather better. Completely unfrosted. Camellia ‘Silver Anniversary’ Camellia ‘Silver Anniversary’ I had been expecting Rhododendron ‘Crossbill’ to show any day but nothing yet on the old plants…

8th February

…a clump which will give wind protection from easterly gales over time. Camellia ‘Silver Anniversary’ Camellia ‘Silver Anniversary’ Another couple of plants of pink form ‘Bo-Peep’ in the Auklandii Garden…

8th September

…combination with the leaves. Buddleia ‘Silver Anniversary’ Buddleia ‘Silver Anniversary’ Pseudopanax with seeds. Pseudopanax with seeds Rudbeckia triloba ‘Prairie Glow’ in full flower. Rudbeckia triloba ‘Prairie Glow’ Rudbeckia triloba ‘Prairie…

2nd January

silver fir silver fir silver fir Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ just starting to show at the top of the bush. Now a popular variety but this plant is mature so it…

5th April

…is out. Not in leaf at all yet and no catkins. Betula utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver

24th May

…plants not railway carriages’. The plants are pretty crap though and they have been awarded a silver medal (note, not the same as a silver gilt). But then the skulduggery…

23rd March

…from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Rhododendron kendrickii nearly over just below the three Michelias. Rhododendron kendrickii Rhododendron kendrickii…

31st July

…as we enjoy their company at Chelsea and their stock here is superb. ‘Happy Anniversary’ may be better pictures than we have? ‘Happy Anniversary’ ‘Happy Anniversary’ ‘Happy Anniversary’ ‘Pride of…