24th April

…week’s forecast. The pure white sport on Azalea ‘Greenway’ which Asia has propagated well in the greenhouse. Azalea ‘Greenway’ My father’s Rhododendron ‘Red Centurion’ just about out. Rhododendron ‘Red Centurion’…

25th April

…The leaf formation I fear does not quite tally with the reference books? semi evergreen / near evergreen azaleas semi evergreen / near evergreen azaleas semi evergreen / near evergreen

11th November

…tree. Huge pale green leaves. Indumented below, yellow flowers. April/May. CWT6336. Rhododendron excellens. Maddenia subsection. Forms a spreading shrub. Large, shiny bright green leaves. Long lily like, scented white flowers…

17th February

…stems. hydrangeas by Green Gate hydrangeas by Green Gate The new lapageria planted outside my study window has made excellent new growth in its first year and is still growing…

24th August

…Queen’ Kniphofia ‘Ice Queen’ Rehmannia elata Rehmannia elata Echinacea ‘Green Jewel’ Echinacea ‘Green Jewel’ Imperata ‘Red Baron’ Imperata ‘Red Baron’ Jaimie has decided not to cut the main bank outside…

14th May

…unnamed red evergreen azalea unnamed red evergreen azalea In Old Park an excellent white deciduous azalea with a yellow throat. Again unnamed or unknown anyway. white deciduous azalea with a…

13th July

…display of hollyhocks. hollyhocks hollyhocks A 150 year old apple tree on its last legs – extraordinary. apple tree The garden is half on chalk and half on green limestone….

5th July

…are a bit hidden. Philadelphus maculatus ‘Mexican Jewel’ Philadelphus maculatus ‘Mexican Jewel’ Philadelphus maculatus ‘Mexican Jewel’ Philadelphus mexicanus hangs its flowers inside the dense small leaved and much smaller bush…

6th March

…aureosulcata ‘Spectabilis’ – yellow canes with a green band in the groove. Phyllostachys aureosulcata ‘Spectabilis’ Phyllostachys aureosulcata ‘Spectabilis’ Phyllostachys aureosulcata ‘Spectabilis’ Phyllostachys viridi-glaucescens – green canes fading to dull yellowish…

27th August

…combinations of bluish-green or speckled reddish-green on different flowers on the same bush. These too are perfect for drying to preserve these wonderful assorted colours. The reddish-green ones are from…