14th March

…The colour bit is rather vaguer and prone to confusion. 2018 – CHW Victoria Medal of Honour To London (and back) in a day to receive the Victoria Medal of…

11th May

…‘Vesta’ Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Venus’ beside it. ‘Victoria’ still not out properly. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Venus’ Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Hollandia’ is also superb. The best one on the Enkianthus path today. Enkianthus campanulatus…

15th March

…Ciliatum. Picked the first Southern Star, many Victoria out. 1901 – JCW An odd Victoria open, 23 nearly open, one Ciliatum early seedling, but hardly any of the above are…

16th March

Victoria at their best, King A, Sirius, G Bell and RRB well out. [?] at their best and so are R wilsonii, barbatum and most of the arboreums.1902 – JCW…

1st August

…Orange Pippin’ Plum ‘Victoria’ was also loaded with fruit. Plum ‘Victoria’ Plum ‘Victoria’ Escallonia ‘Compacta Coccinea’ was looking good and makes a nice shrub. Escallonia ‘Compacta Coccinea’ Escallonia ‘Compacta Coccinea’…

2nd November

…starting to go yellow. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Venus’ Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Victoria’ – the remaining small leaves are yellow. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Victoria’ Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Red Bells’ has little colour left. Enkianthus campanulatus…

20th September

…Lobelia cardinalis ‘Queen Victoria’ and Aconitum carmichaelii ‘Arendsii’. Lobelia cardinalis ‘Queen Victoria’ and Aconitum carmichaelii ‘Arendsii’ Here is another – Euphorbia characias ‘Tasmanian Tiger’ and Heuchera ‘Obsidian’. Euphorbia characias ‘Tasmanian…

22nd December

…arrives in the afternoon post advising me that the RHS council have decided to award me the Victoria Medal of Honour. Good party with Jaimie and all the gardeners. Cannot…

30th July

…garden.Lobelia ‘Fan Salmon’ is a pleasant pink with dark brown leaves like the popular Lobelia ‘Queen Victoria’. Lobelia ‘Fan Salmon’ Lobelia ‘Fan Salmon’ Rudbeckia ‘Tiger Eye Gold’ is a lowish…

23rd February

…Kingdom Ward collection from Mount Victoria in Burma. Tom’s father grows this in New Zealand. Rhododendron albotomentosum Rhododendron albotomentosum Rhododendron albotomentosum Rhododendron albotomentosum Camellia chekiangoleosa has peculiar buds which look…