9th June

…with peculiar ‘mouse-like’ flowers (like arisarum?). A vigorous climber but how tender? Aristolochia sempervirens Aristolochia sempervirens Aristolochia sempervirens Taiwania cryptomeroides with its new growth. Taiwania cryptomeroides Lemon scented flowers on…

27th March

…‘Sir Charles Lemon’ just coming out. Except Sir Charles should be white flowered! The leaf indumentum is correct but not the flower. Definitely Rh. arboreum but I was ‘sold a…

8th April

…First flower out on the excellent Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’. Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ A study today of our eucalyptus species as I write the care article for the website. Eucalyptus crenulata…

22nd April

…form of Rhododendron ‘Sir Charles Lemon’ (arboreum). Better than 2 or 3 others in the garden. Rhododendron ‘Lady Montagu’ (Exbury Group) nicely in flower and developing into a big bush…

29th April

…desks, chairs, filing cabinets etc we could ever need to fill it. They moved office yesterday from Lemon Villas to their new combined office with Savills lower down Lemon Street….

7th June

…over. The bees are busy enjoying the flower spike. Echium pininana Echium pininana Stewartia pseudocamellia just coming out into flower. Many more flowers than last year when it was sparse….

31st July

…Off to Busy Bees fairly awful garden centre in the rain. Crammed with coach loads. Verbena rigida may be one for Clare to look for when buying new herbaceous plants…

28th February

…Isla Rose Plantation sign An old honeycomb dug out, presumably, by crows from a wild bees nest. Perhaps squirrels but would they not have chewed it up on the ground?…

22nd November

…yet ripen with seed. Usually the cones drop off with nothing in them but this year looks more promising. Magnolia rostrata Magnolia rostrata The wild black bees whose home got…

8th July

…turbine wind turbine 2015 – CHWTo Buzy Bees Garden Centre on a photography mission and to try to find worthwhile and popular ‘new’ plants for next year’s Burncoose catalogue. Huge…