13th July

…gentle colour Achillea ‘Lilac Beauty’ Achillea ‘Lilac Beauty’ Hibiscus ‘Lavender Chiffon’ – a good semi double Hibiscus ‘Lavender Chiffon’ Malus ‘Pink Glow’ with fruits just turning colour Malus ‘Pink Glow’…

13th May

…year to add to the lilac collection on the drive. Syringa vulgaris ‘Carpe Diem’ Bob has purchased two young Aberdeen Angus bulls to work with our suckler herd as replacements…

30th November

…now a fair covering of secondary flowers which are mainly misformed and misshapen. Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ Jaimie has cut back a lilac which had half fallen over…

8th May

…very little May, hardly any lilac. Dalhousi, Ovatum, Orbiculare, Baylei all open. 1912 – JCW Plenty of May everywhere, Lilac going back, Azaleas are very nice. Tubergens Iris are all…

15th April

…of the year as I had no idea that we even had this species here. White flowers with dark purple insides to the trumpet and a dash of lilac on…

22nd May

…Yellow poppies Syringa ‘Katherine Havemeyer’ is purple in bud, opening purple-lavender and then fading (as here) to pale lilac-pink. A double flower. Sadly the plant is nearly dead below the…

4th June

…1915 – JCW Fortunei hybrids by Park are going over, Azaleas (white, yellow, red) are about their best, good too in the Drive. Madame Lemoine lilac good for a week,…

27th May

…species. Rhododendron (Azalea) calendulaceum ‘Sandling orange-red form’ The Paulownia tomentosa ‘Lilacina’ clump above the greenhouse lived only about 30 years. Exponential growth, a brief spectacle from the bottom lodge when…

24th June

…but its leaf form is not that of the R. hispida which we sell in the nursery and the flowers are not pink. Robinia hispida var kelseyi has lilac-pink flowers…

13th August

…Lotus corniculatus Meadow crane’s-bill, Geranium pratense. Geranium pratense A dead black rabbit hanging in a lilac tree. dead black rabbit 2018 – CHW The rare and tender Brachychiton populneus has…