8th June

Iris pseudoacorus. Normally I miss this flowering over Chelsea week so it is later than usual this year. Iris pseudoacorus Iris pseudoacorus Iris pseudoacorus The Countryside Alliance send a photographer…

20th May

…the flowers are certainly a paler pink. ‘Ming Pyong’ The Iris sibirica ‘Fran’s Gold’ is looking good at Chelsea for the Plant of the Year competition on Monday. Iris sibirica…

12th May

…Van Tubergens Iris at their best. All Recurvas open. Coombe Royal lot hardly open. Iris pavonia open. White broom very good, sweet scented rhodo’s nice. C. montana rubra very good….

1st January

…Nobleanum, Erica hardly open, a few blue prims, some daffs up say a tenth. 1902 – JCW Crocus Imperati at its best, coum nearly so, Iris stylosa nearly over, Rh…

14th May

…the way tomorrow and away for 10 days or so. Iris pseudacorus Iris pseudacorus Iris pseudacorus Tamarix tetandra by the bottom lodge planted five to seven years ago. This species…

23rd April

…henryi Rhodoleia aff henryi Iris confusa – very delicate and pretty. Only seen the white form previously. Iris confusa Iris confusa Iris confusa Paulownia tomentosa – the best shaped and…

21st May

…Camellia saluenensis So Lizzie and I get to Chelsea and the stand is nearly finished. the stand the stand the stand the stand the stand However the Iris sibirica ‘Fran’s…

5th May

…the arrival of our entry for Plant of the Year at Chelsea. From Eire comes a new iris with yellow leaves. iris iris Rhododendron roxieanum Rhododendron roxieanum Rhododendron concinnum Rhododendron…

30th June

…trees on the lawn. The huge seed pots are correct for this species anyway but I have never noticed the flower before. Iris foetida Iris foetida Iris foetida 1932 –…

15th November

…cirrhosa very good. Hammamelis nice. Iris stylosa open. 1910 – JCW C sasanqua nice. E hybrida starting to open. Just a coum or two. 1908 – JCW Iris stylosa good,…