8th March

…the greenhouse has joined the dodo. Not totally unexpected from -9oC but we have plenty of cuttings in the warm. Sparmannia africana Sparmannia africana Sadly the excellent young Magnolia nitida…

5th February

africana Sparmannia africana The first time we have ever grown the South African Veltheimia capensis. Veltheimia capensis Veltheimia capensis Daphne ‘White Queen’ nicely out. Daphne ‘White Queen’ Daphne ‘White Queen’…

14th July

…sennii And more cold damage: Protea cyanaroides literally cut in half by cold. Protea cyanaroides Protea cyanaroides Sparmannia africana cut to ground level but reshooting at last. Sparmannia africana Datura…

4th February

…Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ Amazingly after the frost last week Sparmannia africana has flower buds showing which are only slightly drooping after the cold. Slightly protected by a covering but…

2nd August

…hot summer. Holboellia latifolia Sorbus rosea (SEP 492) with first fruits forming but not yet pink. Sorbus rosea This was the Sparrmannia africana cut to the ground in the ‘Beast’…