7th May

…fine a blue as anyone could find! Rhododendron augustinii ‘Penheale Blue’. Rhododendron augustinii ‘Penheale Blue’ Rhododendron augustinii ‘Penheale Blue’ Rhododendron zaleucum nearby is rather paler! Rhododendron zaleucum Rhododendron zaleucum Rhododendron…

31st March

…years ago with Philip. a form of Rhododendron arboreum a form of Rhododendron arboreum a form of Rhododendron arboreum a form of Rhododendron arboreum a form of Rhododendron arboreum a…

3rd August

…Agapanthus ‘Sandringham’ Agapanthus ‘Sandringham’ Agapanthus ‘Bressingham Blue’ – taller growing and very floriferous. Not quite as dark as Agapanthus ‘Navy Blue’? Agapanthus ‘Bressingham Blue’ Agapanthus ‘Bressingham Blue’ Agapanthus ‘Lavender Haze’…

17th April

…and yellow work well together here. Ceanothus ‘Trewithen Blue’ Ceanothus ‘Trewithen Blue’ and Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Gold Rush’. Ceanothus ‘Trewithen Blue’ Prunus ‘Gyoiko’ with its greenish-white semi-double flowers streaked green below…

26th April

…Rhododendron chapmanii full out. Rhododendron chapmanii Rhododendron augustinii ‘Penheale Blue’ Rhododendron augustinii A much paler form of Rhododendron augustinii. Rhododendron augustinii Magnolia ‘Raven’ now full out. One of the late…

30th April

…augustinii – a good dark blue form. Rhododendron augustinii 2021 – CHW Tom Christian thought this was Nothofagus nitida and not Nothofagus dombeyi as I had always thought. The two…

5th February

…the pure yellow form but just as good in early February. Rhododendron ‘Bo-Peep’ (pink form) Rhododendron ‘Bo-Peep’ (pink form) The much photographed Hydrangea ‘Madame Mouilliere’ on the drive still has…

6th July

…evergreen sub-shrub unlike the other herbaceous penstemons. Penstemon heterophyllus ‘Heavenly Blue’ Geranium pratense ‘Delft Blue’ Geranium pratense ‘Delft Blue’ Salvia ‘Purple Rain’ was spectacular. Salvia ‘Purple Rain’ Then on the…

11th March

…easy spring bulb pot sale with little effort. Chionodoxa forbesii ‘Blue Giant’ Chionodoxa forbesii ‘Blue Giant’ Chionodoxa forbesii ‘Blue Giant’ Rhododendron Nimrod Group was very fine. A Rhododendron barbatum cross?…

25th March

…Camellia ‘Scentuous’ x Camellia lutchuenensis A nice plant of the unusual white form of Rhododendron racemosum goes in by Georges Hut. A hint of pink as the flowers die away….