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…

8th September

…The ancient Lapageria rosea has been out for a while with one flower low down and embedded in the Alstroemeria. Lapageria rosea Lapageria rosea ‘Picotee’ beneath the scaffolding with a…

21st August

…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 now dead Hydrangea villosa….

23rd August

…flowering season is two to three months. Lapageria rosea Lapageria rosea Lapageria rosea Lapageria rosea Only one Echium pininana flower spike still has a few flowers left on it. The…

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…

27th September

…Cornish climate? Lapageria rosea Lapageria rosea Lapageria rosea 1918 – JCW Rhodo’s as below. Cyclamen very good. Lapagerias fair. Hydrangeas fair. (Hand written note attached to Garden Book page) Rhodo’s…