21st March

microphylla ‘Sun King’ Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ A young Daphniphyllum oldhamii with reddish new growth. Daphniphyllum oldhamii Daphniphyllum oldhamii Rhododendron ‘Harry Tagg’ excellent on Burns Bank….

12th March

microphylla Azara microphylla Hebe ‘Heartthrob’ – vulgar and disgusting perhaps but very saleable. Hebe ‘Heartthrob’ Hebe ‘Heartthrob’ Hebe ‘Heartthrob’ Phillyrea angustifolia – again plastered in tiny flowers and better than…

24th May

…‘Not According to Schedule’ and he was lapel grabbing cross. Lady Falmouth separated us! Syringa microphylla ‘Superba’ Syringa microphylla ‘Superba’ Outside the front door and 20 to 30 years old…

11th July

…Linaria ‘Peachy’ Linaria ‘Peachy’ Acaenia microphylla ‘Kupferteppich’ – particularly fine groundcover in the sun Acaenia microphylla ‘Kupferteppich’ Acaenia microphylla ‘Kupferteppich’ Verbena rigida Verbena rigida Verbena rigida Verbena rigida Verbena rigida…

10th February

…King’ which we planted out last spring in a very sheltered spot at the top of the garden. Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ A few more frosted…

27th July

…Phormium tenax with a 20ft tall flower stalk. Only in Ventnor! Phormium tenax Phormium tenax Phormium tenax Odd tassels of seed heads on Sophora ?microphylla or similar. Sophora ?microphylla Sophora…

30th April

…with knowledgeable people from all round the world. Two and a half hours was not enough. Click here for their ‘Thank You’ email and photos. Syringa microphylla ‘Superba’ just starting…

13th February

…Penrice Castle as a 4-5ft shrub. A must for the catalogue! Euphorbia x pasturi Euphorbia x pasturi Azara microphylla in flower. My pictures are crap. Azara microphylla Buddleia farreri full…

5th August

…bungei Clerodendron bungei Eucomis autumnalis with white flowers. Not autumn either! Eucomis autumnalis Eucomis autumnalis Seed on Pittosporum crassifolium – not seen before. Pittosporum crassifolium Sophora microphylla. 12-15ft tall here….

13th May

…check. I planted three species of azara here but one is dead and one looking very sick nearby. Azara microphylla ‘Variegata’ on the other side of the path below Donkey…