27th June

…sheltered spot at the Grimaldis’ house in Bembridge. Sollya heterophylla Sollya heterophylla Rosa ‘Fragrant Cloud’ Rosa ‘Fragrant Cloud’ Rosa ‘Chinatown’ Rosa ‘Chinatown’ The rose named after the Grimaldi family. rose…

19th April

…slightly pink in bud opening pinkish white then white. A superb show on a young tree. Prunus ‘Fragrant Cloud’ Prunus ‘Fragrant Cloud’ Rhododendron aberconwayi nicely out. Rhododendron aberconwayi Rhododendron aberconwayi…

21st November

…point is perfect today and another wonderful advert for Matsumae cherry varieties. Prunus ‘Fragrant Cloud’ Prunus ‘Fragrant Cloud’ 2019 – CHW Magnolia (Manglietia) sapiensis which was so superb in its…

27th November

…has been out for about a fortnight. Camellia saluenensis 2019 – CHW Prunus ‘Fragrant Cloud’ with a good show of yellow by the shop. Prunus ‘Fragrant Cloud’ Prunus ‘Fragrant Cloud’…

23rd March

…M. maudiae on Friday?). seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Rhododendron kendrickii nearly over just below the three…

15th November

…in the spring. seed Prunus ‘Fragrant Cloud’ (‘Shizuka’) just turning colour. Prunus ‘Fragrant Cloud’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Pendula Aurea’ with autumn tints. Fagus sylvatica ‘Pendula Aurea’ Salix fargesii just turning. Salix…

8th September

…flower while autumn approaches.Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’ with wonderful autumn colour. Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’ Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’ Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’ Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’ looking very fine. Rudbeckia…

29th May

…ever in the Isla Rose Plantation. Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Aesculus x mutabilis ‘Induta’ had pride of place in the Morgan Stanley show garden at Chelsea…

13th March

…doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Then we get to three original michelia plants above the greenhouse which used to have lead labels and collectors’…

15th May

…‘Sappho’ has a scruffy habit. Rhododendron ‘Sappho’ Rhododendron ‘Sappho’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ is a wonderful hawthorn! Better even than ‘Paul’s Scarlet’. Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’…