6th April

…spinosa) but, close up, these are small hedgerow cherries with striped cherry bark and no thorns. The blackthorn is growing in amongst the cherry but is not out yet. It…

19th July

…cherries a day in season. Quite delicious! Godshill cherry farm Godshill cherry farm Godshill cherry farm Godshill cherry farm Godshill cherry farm This is a Stewardship mix grown supposedly for…

11th July

…attractive colour. Kniphofia ‘Mango Popsicle’ Kniphofia ‘Mango Popsicle’ Geranium ‘Orkney Cherry’ with dark brownish leaves and contrasting bright flowers. Geranium ‘Orkney Cherry’ Geranium ‘Orkney Cherry’ Geranium ‘Orkney Cherry’ Iris hookeri…

12th May

…loaded. Salvia officinalis ‘Albiflora’ Corydalis ‘Berry Exciting’ is just producing its flowers and will be fine. Perfect even! What a colour contrast. Corydalis ‘Berry Exciting’ Corydalis ‘Berry Exciting’ Argyranthemum ‘Raspberry

22nd May

…Clarke Mary Berry and a BBC producer using our stand for filming. I have met Mary before and she is exceptionally pleasant. Mary Berry We were also filmed by the…

31st May

…‘Dali’ Deutzia calycosa ‘Dali’ Deutzia x rosea ‘Yuki Cherry Blossom’ Deutzia x rosea ‘Yuki Cherry Blossom’ Deutzia longifolia (White Form) Deutzia longifolia (White Form) This is another Pittosporum adaphniphylloides which…

15th January

…tree fern. A yew berry fell here or was deposited into the fibrous trunk, perhaps by a mouse, and has been growing away quite happily for five or six years…

18th July

…the outdoor plant display area. New plants seen were:Digitalis ‘Cherry Brandy’ – growing to about 18’’ in a pot. Digitalis ‘Cherry Brandy’ Digitalis ‘Cherry Brandy’ Scabiosa ‘Warburton’s Pink Mist’ was…

30th September

…on this weeping cherry. weeping cherry weeping cherry Sorbus prattii with just two clusters of white berries. Sorbus prattii Photinia villosa var. zollingeri rather sparsely berried. Photinia villosa var. zollingeri…

29th March

…Magnolia (Michelia) floribunda var. tonkinensis. Magnolia (Michelia) floribunda var. tonkinensis Exciting moment! The first time I have ever seen Maddenia hypoleuca in flower. Cherry like leaves and introduced by Ernest…