1st July

…A nice batch of Deutzia compacta which came as cuttings from Peter Moore whom I suspect collected this species on a Chinese trip. Pale lilac flowers fading to white in…

21st July

…first may well be Callicarpa dichotoma which has a compact habit as here and deep lilac pink flowers when they open. Bean seems to agree but says this species is…

7th September

…earlier if the drought had not held the plant back. Again, unusual to find a lilac flowering so nicely in September. Syringa reticulata Syringa reticulata Cheques handed out at the…

8th June

…good. C chrysocoma rather burnt. The azaleas are going off. 1915 – JCW Maddeni x cinnabarinum is the best rhodo . Ponticums at their best. Azaleas going back. Lilac Madame…

9th September

…an unusual lilac-flowered form sent into the RHS from Guernsey under the name ‘Bartlett’s Pink’ deserves recognition. 2019 – CHW Hydrangea aspera var. robusta full out in September as usual…

7th August

…has pecked off some of the buds. Orange centres to very pale lilac buds opening white. One for Asia to continue to propagate. Buddleia forrestii Buddleia forrestii Now a real…