29th January

…is much redder on the back side of the flowers than the front but much darker overall than the other two. Helleborus ‘Anna’s Red’ Helleborus ‘Anna’s Red’ Helleborus ‘Anna’s Red’…

11th December

…has two extremely prickly 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…

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…

21st January

…of the bholuas. Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ Forty squirrels in the last two weeks. Finally the problem is under control thanks 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…

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…

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…

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’)…

2nd June

…Isla Rose Plantation. I fear it is not in the right place and needs moving next winter. Acer macrophyllum Pterocarya macroptera var insignis does not look terribly different in its…

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…