11th December

…climbing roses to grow up the pollarded yew tree. Jaimie has to cut himself free. prickly climbing roses prickly climbing roses prickly climbing roses Now we have everything ready to…

11th April

…colours of M. ‘Apollo’. In New Zealand ‘Vulcan’ is a large flower with a reddish-purple ‘Lanarth’ colour. In the UK it flowers first in a ‘rose-like’ shape with light purple…

1st August

…decades! a really decent rose a really decent rose a really decent rose Off to Will Caws’ amazing chalk down field where we are too late this year for orchids…

5th May

…Here is another picture of my granddaughter Isla Rose! Not sure if the thought police like babies loose on sofas! Isla Rose 2016 – CHW Magnolia ‘Sunburst’ (‘Woodsman’ x ‘Butterflies’)…

27th June

…to have omitted it. white climbing rose white climbing rose white climbing rose The Rhododendron weyrichii (in the shade) in the Rockery is a dark red rather than the orange-red…

2nd June

…splendid. The very last of the Enkianthus species to flower. Enkianthus hirtinervus Enkianthus hirtinervus 2018 – CHW A young Acer macrophyllum now just in leaf in the new Isla Rose

9th July

…‘Kiftsgate’ but it is the hips which are so unusual and no mention of this in the reference book. climbing specie rose climbing specie rose 2015 – CHW Unpleasantly hot…

26th March

…is going to be a very poor visitor weekend which will cost us dearly in revenue terms. 2015 – CHW Garden tour with Anna Lisa De’Ath, editor of Land Love…

13th February

…Smithers’ Daphne bholua ‘Sir Peter Smithers’ Daphne bholua ‘Sir Peter Smithers’ Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ – OUTSTANDING and a huge flower Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ Daphne…

4th April

…Magnolia stellata ‘Rose King’ below the fernery is just out. Pink in bud, opening white which is nice when you catch it properly. Strangely it is much later into flower…