24th July

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FJW 1955-2007
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CHW 2015-
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JCW 1897-1939
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CW 1940-1955

2017 – CHW

A trip to Eddington’s Nursery outside Nettlestone. Last year everything was new. Now the sample herbaceous border has run riot. Lots of new things to photograph discreetly as this is not hugely popular with the two male owners and partners. I buy a Melianthus major to make amends.

Eucomis ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ is just coming out on huge stalks.

Eucomis ‘Sparkling Burgundy’
Eucomis ‘Sparkling Burgundy’
Eucomis ‘Sparkling Burgundy’
Eucomis ‘Sparkling Burgundy’
Crocosmia ‘Limpopo’ – newish in our catalogue but good.
Crocosmia ‘Limpopo’
Crocosmia ‘Limpopo’
Crocosmia ‘Limpopo’
Crocosmia ‘Limpopo’
Echinacea ‘Tomato Soup’ – stunning red.
Echinacea ‘Tomato Soup’
Echinacea ‘Tomato Soup’
Echinacea ‘Tomato Soup’
Echinacea ‘Tomato Soup’
Agapanthus ‘Inkspots’ – another new name to us. Not that startling.
Agapanthus ‘Inkspots’
Agapanthus ‘Inkspots’
Agapanthus ‘Inkspots’
Agapanthus ‘Inkspots’
Helenium ‘Sahins Early Flowerer’ – not bad! No earlier than the others here though.
Helenium ‘Sahins Early Flowerer’
Helenium ‘Sahins Early Flowerer’
Helenium ‘Sahins Early Flowerer’
Helenium ‘Sahins Early Flowerer’
Sanguisorba ?obtusa ‘Pink Feathers’ – very striking – could not read the full label.
Sanguisorba ?obtusa ‘Pink Feathers’
Sanguisorba ?obtusa ‘Pink Feathers’
Sanguisorba ?obtusa ‘Pink Feathers’
Sanguisorba ?obtusa ‘Pink Feathers’
Lespedeza thunbergii – a particularly good form but not the right colour for this species! Here a 4ft x 4ft shrub just coming out.
Lespedeza thunbergii
Lespedeza thunbergii
Salix bockii (alpine willow) – a new species to me. Easily mistaken for a podocarpus with its tiny leaves. Chinese and grows to 8ft.
Salix bockii
Salix bockii
Salix bockii
Salix bockii
Salix bockii
Salix bockii
Agapanthus ‘Lavender Haze’ – nothing startling but nice enough.
Agapanthus ‘Lavender Haze’
Agapanthus ‘Lavender Haze’
Agapanthus ‘Lavender Haze’
Agapanthus ‘Lavender Haze’
Agapanthus ‘Windsor Grey’ – dull white-grey flowers.
Agapanthus ‘Windsor Grey’
Agapanthus ‘Windsor Grey’
Agapanthus ‘Windsor Grey’
Agapanthus ‘Windsor Grey’
Miscanthus sacchariflorus – in full growth but no flower heads.
Miscanthus sacchariflorus
Miscanthus sacchariflorus
Miscanthus sacchariflorus
Miscanthus sacchariflorus
Agastache ‘Blue Boa’ – might have been blue originally but fading quickly. Taller growing than some.
Agastache ‘Blue Boa’
Agastache ‘Blue Boa’
Agastache ‘Blue Boa’
Agastache ‘Blue Boa’

2016 – CHW
What I think is Hebe carnea is flowering in the garden here with pink flowers fading to white. I could well be wrong! Not much else out after the tidy up though.
Hebe carnea
Hebe carnea
Hebe carnea
Hebe carnea
The huge Pittosporum tenuifolium looks well for its huge size with little die back from the top. We would be very visible without it.
The Trachelospermum jasminoides which I planted next door is scenting everything but covered in bindweed.
Trachelospermum jasminoides
Trachelospermum jasminoides
Agapanthus campanulatus ‘Rosewarne’ as good as pictured at Caerhays last week.
Agapanthus campanulatus ‘Rosewarne’
Alice’s jasmine (Jasminum officinale affine) has shed many of its flowers but there is still quite a show and a second most lovely scent to enjoy sitting in the garden here (far too hot to risk this for the last two days even if I had not been hard at a raft of paperwork).
Jasminum officinale affine
Jasminum officinale affine

2015 – CHW
Hydrangea serrata ‘Tiara’ is a taller growing form of serrata and quite pretty close up if you like tiny blue flowers.

Hydrangea 'Generale Vicomtesse de Vibraye'
Hydrangea
‘Generale Vicomtesse de Vibraye’
Hydrangea 'Generale Vicomtesse de Vibraye'
Hydrangea
‘Generale Vicomtesse de Vibraye’
Hydrangea ‘General Vicomptesse de Vibraye’ opens light blue in our soil and then fades to rose or light pink as here where both colours of mopheads can be seen at the same time on the same large clump by Four in Hand. Quite a spectacle today even if a very old variety. Planted early 1990s.

1980 – FJW
Last hay in First Corn cut. A late hay season generally but alright at Barton.

1929 – JCW
Plagianthus open, several Mag delavayi open, a good many Parviflora, some Hypoleuca. Eriogynums remain and Decorum x Auriculatum also Ungernii x Auriculatum. Rosa brunonis V.G, the best thing on the place.

1927 – JCW
Only a few Decorum x open, Plagianthus over. We lately had some nice Ungernii x Auriculatum open. Romneyas wet but fair.

1924 – JCW
Plagianthus very good. Buddleias good. Brunonis and American Pillars over. Decorum x Auriculatums very good more serviceable than Auriculatum and not so hard to please, they also hate sun on the young foliage. Romneya not very good yet, too much rain. Rhodo rhabdotum is astonishing.

1917 – JCW
The first cyclamen found open.

1898 – JCW
The first cyclamen in flower.

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