24th August

…back into stock. Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sunny Charms’ is one I had not seen in flower before. Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sunny Charms’ Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sunny Charms’ Duranta erecta from…

6th October

…altaclarensis ‘Sunny Foster’ has an unusual appearance and is quite nice although who Foster was and why he felt ‘sunny’ I have no idea! Ilex altaclarensis ‘Sunny Foster’ Ilex altaclarensis…

31st July

…was not – quite the reverse opposite Tesco’s today!) ‘Sunny Sky’ ‘Sunny Sky’ ‘Cream Abundance’ – sadly no scent in the rain. ‘Cream Abundance’ ‘Cream Abundance’ A very ripe fig…

29th July

…much the same as ‘Diabolo’ or ‘Lady in Red’. Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Andre’ Leucothoe axillaris ‘Little Flames’ looked good. Leucothoe axillaris ‘Little Flames’ Hypericum ‘Sunny Boulevard’ was a pale yellow. Hypericum…

2nd April

…if it still is not). Warm and sunny with birdsong, lambs bleating and scent after a long Hook Norton board meeting. Many magnolias are now old enough to be making…

31st August

…likewise. Crataegus ellwangeriana ‘Fire Ball’ Crataegus ellwangeriana ‘Fire Ball’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ has, as yet, not been gobbled up by pheasants. Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ A sunny bank holiday…

11th November

…course of the autumn Karol has assembled a collage of autumn colour pictures on sunny days (not today!). Here is a selection of what has now largely blown away for…

12th April

…on a sunny day but still near frost overnight. Camellia ‘Fairy Wand’ Camellia ‘Fairy Wand’ Sorbus dunnii with leaf coming and old fruits still there. Sorbus dunnii Maddenia hypoleuca –…

12th July

…next real gale (possibly into next door’s garden). We had a beauty last night with flagpoles rattling and lots of rain and noise in ‘sunny’ Seaview. No sign of the…

13th November

…On a fine and sunny Remembrance Sunday a few pictures of the estate showing that autumn has arrived and most of the leaves are off. autumn has arrived autumn has…