16th March

…the Gresham collection Magnolia ‘Cup Cake’ Staphylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’ – plant above greenhouse. Staphylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’ Staphylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’ Staphylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’ Staphylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’ – plant above steps down…

23rd August

rosea Lapageria rosea Lapageria rosea Only one Echium pininana flower spike still has a few flowers left on it. The rest are brown and dead or have blown over. Not…

8th September

…a young plant. Lapageria rosea ‘Flesh Pink’ The ancient Lapageria rosea has been out for a while with one flower low down and embedded in the Alstroemeria. Lapageria rosea Lapageria…

21st August

…the drought damage.Lapageria ‘Flesh Pink’ is out about a month earlier than usual. Lapageria ‘Flesh Pink’ Ditto the elderly Lapageria rosea beside it. Lapageria rosea A very drought ridden and…

13th December

…Lapageria rosea with its last flower. Lapageria rosea Lapageria rosea Amazingly a flower still on a common day lily (Alstroemeria) by the front door in a very sheltered position. Alstroemeria…

28th March

…I think is paler in colour but I cannot at present locate it. Staphylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’ Staphylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’ Staphylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’ Staphylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’ It now really is exactly…

1st April

…reticulata (white) Stapylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’ with more flower than I have ever seen before on such a small tree. Fourteen years from planting. Stapylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’ Stapylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’ Stapylea…

10th November

…rather darker flowers. Unlike its neighbour this one is only just beginning to come out. There is another identical plant just through the arch. Camellia sasanqua ‘Rosea’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Rosea’…

30th October

…flooding the area with scent. As good as I have ever smelt it. Camellia sasanqua ‘Rosea Plena’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Rosea Plena’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Rosea Plena’ Sadly the drought has done…

4th August

…leaf structure. Eucalyptus leucoxylon ‘Rosea’ Eucalyptus leucoxylon ‘Rosea’ Eucalyptus leucoxylon ‘Rosea’ A secondary flower or three on Magnolia ‘Apollo’ which, as we know, is one of the very last of…