15th July

…pictures for the care article just written on this subject and perhaps better than we have for website too. Myrtus communis subsp. tarentina Myrtus communis subsp. tarentina 2017 – CHW…

11th March

…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 as ‘new’ when it…

1st June

…difference is so 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…

31st May

…indica ‘Balsaminaeflorum’ (Azalea rosiflora) (Rhododendron indicum ‘Balsaminaeflorum) is nearly over but its double salmon pink/red flowers are superb. Does not propagate easily. Azalea indica ‘Balsaminaeflorum’ Azalea indica ‘Balsaminaeflorum’ Gladiolus communis

8th April

…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 the flower about to come….

14th July

…get mildew in the nursery but thrive here. Hebe ‘Autumn Glory’ Hebe ‘Autumn Glory’ Myrtus communis subsp tarrentina – just the odd single flower out now. Not much sign of…

3rd July

…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 tarentina with its very narrow…

9th January

…now full out and looking very fine for the time of the year. Polyspora longicarpa Myrtus communis seedlings have germinated in a stack of conifer wood. Myrtus communis 2017 –…

2nd September

…and is a wonderful coastal plant but the temptation to call it the ‘Common Myrtle’ is overwhelming. The Common Myrtle flowers earlier in the summer and is Myrtus communis. Not…