3rd September

…Verbascum olympicum Verbascum olympicum Two Paulownia fortunei grown from seed by Asia have grown 4ft in the first year. One had two side shoots which have folded down to ground…

23rd June

…Rhododendron weyrichii Rhododendron weyrichii Self-sown Verbascum olympicum in the Rookery. The slugs have had a good go at the leaves. Verbascum olympicum Hydrangea longipes just out and well before the…

25th June

…– Brachyglottis ‘Sunshine’ – not a bad name for it! Brachyglottis ‘Sunshine’ Brachyglottis ‘Sunshine’ Hypericum olympicum ‘Citrinum’ looking good too. Hypericum olympicum ‘Citrinum’ Meanwhile the digger is at work in…

23rd July

…in the heatwave. A first flower spike with just two fading yellowish flowers on Puya mirabilis. Puya mirabilis Puya mirabilis Huge flowers on the very dwarf growing Hypericum olympicum ‘Citrinum’….