15th July

…written on this subject and perhaps better than we have for website too. Myrtus communis subsp. tarentina Myrtus communis subsp. tarentina 2017 – CHW Another clump of Rhododendron ‘Harrow Hybrids’…

12th February

…More chance of success here than with the Symplocos. Lindera communis Lindera communis By way of comparison this is Cinnamomum camphora. Very similar green knobbly bark on the suckers but…

11th March

…half are evergreen and half deciduous. Lindera megaphylla has been a survivor here for 100 years as has Lindera communis which now looks sick. ‘New Trees’ again records Lindera communis

23rd May

…see that the single naturalised Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinus has survived on the bank. We need to be careful not to cut it but I think we will leave the…

5th June

…flower. Cordyline australis Azalea indicum ‘Balsaminaeflorum’ Azalea indicum ‘Balsaminaeflorum’ Agapetes serpens with flower buds in the Rockery. Planted in March. Agapetes serpens Gladiolus communis appearing as a decent naturalised clump…

1st June

…marked on these 100 year old plants? single white Camellia sasanquas A wild clump of Gladiolus communis subsp Byzantinus growing again on the bank opposite the front door. The single…

31st May

…pink/red flowers are superb. Does not propagate easily. Azalea indica ‘Balsaminaeflorum’ Azalea indica ‘Balsaminaeflorum’ Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinus as a self-sown but vigorous clump outside the front gate. There are…

8th April

…ramulosus Ceanothus cuneatus var ramulosus A fine Juniperus communis ‘Compressa’. Juniperus communis ‘Compressa’ This 90 year old freestanding wisteria clump has been created gradually by severe pruning. Just look at…

14th July

…nice. Hebes hate high rainfall and get mildew in the nursery but thrive here. Hebe ‘Autumn Glory’ Hebe ‘Autumn Glory’ Myrtus communis subsp tarrentina – just the odd single flower…

3rd July

…Phygelius Crinum powellii The Crinum powellii leaves have been untroubled by slugs but no flowers yet. Myrtus communis var tarentina Alongside is a surprisingly good plant of Myrtus communis var…