17th March

…Richard Carew Pole V.M.H and Roy Lancaster V.M.H cut the ribbon The Isla Rose plaque with blue (not pink) ribbon. The Isla Rose plaque Roy Lancaster and Jaimie Parsons ceremonially…

17th December

…shape for the future! Isla Rose Plantation Isla Rose Plantation Isla Rose Plantation Isla Rose Plantation A new French camellia very similar to Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’ but labelled Camellia sasanqua…

1st September

…30 plus years ago. The flower trusses have set relatively few small hips with some trusses having none. hips on the white climbing rose hips on the white climbing rose

28th March

…further on. pink one Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ is no longer early or rose-like. Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ A good young clump of Rhododendron racemosum from wild sourced seed….

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…

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…

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…

5th May

…Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Woodsman’ 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…