23rd May

…of Sally. Then we get to the royal visit. The RHS say they will bring the Queen to celebrate the Rhododendron Society centenary and will present us to her on…

5th April

…by. It is in the genes!Thank you! Garden of the year speech Garden of the year speech Garden of the year speech Garden of the year award Garden of the

29th May

…certain of the identification of the row of three Photinia in Ririei Opening and the one by Georges Hut. The first in the row (and fully evergreen) is very probably…

31st March

…around 10-12ft with arching stems which the deer nibble when they can reach. The flowers are nearly over here making this the first of the species to perform. The racemes…

24th April

…to the BBC bleating I have not paid any heed online to the conspiracy theorists or those who have more medical knowledge and knowledge of how the NHS and the

23rd February

…Quite a hint of pink in the tepals and therefore just a seedling of the true ‘Alba’. The shape of the flowers is more ‘Ethel Hillier’ or ‘Strybing White’. More…

18th May

…of the stand centre of the stand The electrics for the fountain conk out again. If we fill the water feature completely top and bottom and the electric conks we…

1st April

…can then plant them out. Even then you do lose quite a few. All are destined for the very best places in the garden. Scented rhodos are very short lived…

8th April

…clear and were probably the work of the wartime evacuees here then. Today the carvings have been more or less obscured by the growth of the tree. Huge beech tree…

12th September

…But mix these figures up, they did. The error started in America, but didn’t end there. In healthcare, the US is very much the dog that wags the tail. The