28th June

…month earlier than ususal. Tropaeolum speciosum Tropaeolum speciosum 1941 – CW Magnolias parviflora and watsoni still good. Harrow hybrids (Rhodo) good and a few whites. Some Styrax but Michelia by…

30th June

…a good set of pictures if I say so myself! Tropaeolum speciosum Tropaeolum speciosum This young Aesculus wangii had a couple of small branches broken off in a recent gale…

15th August

…of fine potfulls of Agapanthus ‘Streamline’ (I think?) nevertheless. Agapanthus ‘Streamline’ Agapanthus ‘Streamline’ Tropaeolum speciosum growing in a Banksian rose. Tropaeolum speciosum growing in a Banksian rose Tropaeolum speciosum growing…

18th July

…Tropaeolum speciosum Tropaeolum speciosum 2016 – CHW Twitter followers very excited by the listing of Porthluney Beach as a nudist beach (article from westbriton.co.uk), which is not really what we…

28th April

…on, big clumps of tall growing rhododendrons. A great new project for the garden. Looking good in the nursery today: Ribes speciosum Ribes speciosum Telopea ‘Shady Lady White’ Telopea ‘Shady…

9th March

…rather sad and untended A nice Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ with catkins which I do not remember ever photographing before. Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ Trellis trained Ribes speciosum which was unusual but…

23rd June

…Azalea indica is just out beside the front door. Weeks after the first ones came out in the Auklandii Garden. Azalea indica Last year the Tropaeolum speciosum struggled to reach…

29th June

…Tropaeolum speciosum seen recently. This plant has been flowering since March and never died down over winter unlike speciosum. Wonderful value and one which Asia needs to propagate from seeds…

23rd May

…Hybrids Splendens coccinea – reddish (probably correctly named as coccineum speciosum) Ghent Hybrids ‘Maya’ – yellow and sort of semi double Ghent Hybrids ‘Tower Darling’ Ghent Hybrids ‘Tower Darling’ They…

6th May

…a turret. Cytisus Porlock – what a show Tropaedum ciliatum, also in full growth after a no frost winter. Tropaeolum speciosum has however, as usual, died down to the ground….