27th May

…– the best of the five separate clumps today Azalea ‘Strawberry Ice’ Azalea ‘Strawberry Ice’ Azalea ‘Strawberry Ice’ Babeuff – an older variety which has grown outside the back yard…

15th June

…japonicus ‘Pink Chimes’ Deutzia ‘Strawberry Fields’ is just going over by the Hovel. Superb as usual. Deutzia ‘Strawberry Fields’ Deutzia ‘Strawberry Fields’ First flowering of three small Rhododendron cumberlandense. One…

5th July

…loads Lorry loads A few photographs of some new plants for the 2018 mail order catalogue:Agapanthus ‘Strawberry Ice’ opens white and then develops a delicate pink tinge. Agapanthus ‘Strawberry Ice’…

21st September

…the spring. Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Strawberry’ Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Strawberry’ Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Strawberry’ 2017 – CHW Tom Hudson gave us this pink lapageria two or three years ago. To my surprise it…

10th October

…autumn one but not bad at all. Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Strawberry’ Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Strawberry’ Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Strawberry’ Nearby is a good young plant of Podocarpus acutifolius which has a strange flattening…

15th September

…where I had thought that the name originated. Not so sure now. Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Strawberry’ Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Strawberry’ Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Strawberry’ 2016 – CHW The great joy of gardening is…

13th April

…between leaf and flower as the name implies. Prunus ‘Matsumae-fuki’ (syn ‘Chocolate Ice’) Prunus ‘Matsumae-fuki’ (syn ‘Chocolate Ice’) Prunus ‘Matsumae-fuki’ (syn ‘Chocolate Ice’) 2016 – CHW A most hectic day…

29th May

…hybrida ‘Strawberry Fields’ nearly full out on the drive. Deutzia x hybrida ‘Strawberry Fields’ Deutzia x hybrida ‘Strawberry Fields’ So the ilex and Photinia investigation continues with Tom Hudson. We…

19th April

…(let us forget the Japanese name here) living up to its name perfectly. Prunus ‘Chocolate Ice’ Prunus ‘Chocolate Ice’ Prunus ‘Fragrant Cloud’ slightly pink in bud opening pinkish white then…

12th March

…‘Silver Ruffles’ Camellia “Fire ‘n’ Ice” has been photographed in the diary once before. In the rain I may not have done it justice. Camellia “Fire ‘n’ Ice” Camellia “Fire…