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…

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…

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…

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’)…

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…

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…

15th August

…Banksian rose Tropaeolum speciosum growing in a Banksian rose And through a clipped yew with nearly ripe fruits. clipped yew clipped yew Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ and Gentiana asclepiadea were a…

7th January

…spring to revive it. banksian rose banksian rose 2017 – CHW Stachyurus chinensis full of hanging flower tassels. The odd drop of rain still hangs there looking like an early…