8th August

…to collect when ripe later on. Rhododendron schlippenbachii Hydrangea ‘Blue Wave’ (‘Mariesii Perfecta’) looking good on the drive. A better blue than some years and this clump are in full…

20th July

…one with tiny ones. The smaller flowers look like Hydrangea villosa at first but not when you examine the flower more closely. The blue and light blue anthers are quite…

17th August

…‘Fanship Burgundy’ Lobelia siphilitica ‘Blue’and Lobelia ‘Fanship Burgundy’ Lobelia ‘Fanship Scarlet’ and Lobelia ‘Fanship Blue’ Lobelia ‘Fanship Scarlet’ and Lobelia ‘Fanship Blue’ Monarda ‘Melua Pink’ and Monarda ‘Melua Violet’ Monarda…

24th July

…full growth but no flower heads. Miscanthus sacchariflorus Miscanthus sacchariflorus Agastache ‘Blue Boa’ – might have been blue originally but fading quickly. Taller growing than some. Agastache ‘Blue Boa’ Agastache…

April 2018 Irish trip (Day 3)

…Blephylocalyx crookshankii Beautiful blue bell shaped flowers but horrid prickles too. Rhapithamnus spinosus. blue bell shaped flowers blue bell shaped flowers blue bell shaped flowers blue bell shaped flowers Pitavia…

7th May

…‘Ted Millais’ As fine a blue as anyone could find! Rhododendron augustinii ‘Penheale Blue’. Rhododendron augustinii ‘Penheale Blue’ Rhododendron augustinii ‘Penheale Blue’ Rhododendron zaleucum nearby is rather paler! Rhododendron zaleucum…

17th April

…niveum Rhododendron niveum Rhododendron ‘Blue Tit’ Rhododendron ‘Blue Tit’ Magnolia denudata, Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ and Magnolia ‘Elizabeth’. Magnolia denudata, Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ and Magnolia ‘Elizabeth’ Wonderful new growth on Mahonia…

16th April

…Rhododendron ‘Blue Diamond’ Rhododendron ‘Blue Diamond’ Rhododendron ‘Michaels Pride’ is just coming out at least a month early for Chelsea where we usually show it on the stand as a…

27th August

…need spray paint or sparkle to use them to their full potential. blue flowering hydrangea blue flowering hydrangea blue flowering hydrangea blue flowering hydrangea 2018 – CHW Schefflera aff. mynocarpa…

8th June

…new growth is perfect now for Asia to start cuttings going again. Podocarpus elongatus ‘Blue Chip’ Podocarpus elongatus ‘Blue Chip’ Podocarpus elongatus ‘Blue Chip’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Titan’ has very…