24th July

‘Windsor Grey’ Agapanthus ‘Windsor Grey’ Miscanthus sacchariflorus – in full growth but no flower heads. Miscanthus sacchariflorus Miscanthus sacchariflorus Agastache ‘Blue Boa’ – might have been blue originally but fading…

3rd August

…– whitish grey in bud and tall growing. Quite excellent and arguably better than Agapanthus ‘Queen Mum’. A must get for Burncoose. Agapanthus ‘Windsor Grey’ Agapanthus ‘Windsor Grey’ Agapanthus ‘Inkspots’…

10th April

…was given by Windsor) and Rhododendron ‘Rebecca’ hybrid between Rhododendron ‘Titness Park’ (a calophytum cross or form I was given by Windsor) and Rhododendron ‘Rebecca’ 2020 – CHWSo Archbishop Pell…

15th May

…of a dwarf or mini azalea like than the Windsor one seen last week. Our flowers are smaller and paler than those in the species collection. I have never seen…

29th August

…at 7.20am this morning. As I sit letter writing in the study a large grey squirrel repeatedly jumps up at the glass on the window. I presume that since the…

7th January

…‘China Ruby’ (as it is now called rather than Betula albosinensis) is getting established. The bark matures to coppery red after peeling to reveal creamy white bark flushed grey and…

10th June

…to the Game & Wildlife Conservation stand to launch the Cornish Grey Partridge reintroduction project at 5.30pm. I forgot to take any pictures so you will have to make do…

7th August

…alop. ‘Red Head’ Pennistetum alop. ‘Red Head’ Pennistetum alop. ‘Red Head’ A new grass to me Elymus arenarius with canes of light blue-grey leaves. Elymus arenarius Elymus arenarius Miscanthus sinensis…

April 2024 Ireland Trip (Day 5)

back to the 29th April Mount Stewart, then a few miles around the loch to Grey Abbey gardens. The last flowers on Rhododendron Rhododendron magnificum Rhododendron magnificum . Rhododendron ‘Dr…

1st February

…time in the mist bench. Camellia reticulata ‘Arch of Triumph’ I have been sent these five photographs of a grey squirrel fighting with a cock pheasant in Suffolk! Incredible but…