29th July

…quest continues at Ventnor Botanic Garden.A superb new Crocosmia ‘Pauls Best Yellow’ which has green leaves unlike our Crocosmia ‘Solfatare’ which has bronzy leaves and apricot-yellow flowers. Crocosmia ‘Pauls Best…

27th May

…dome shaped tree with apricot flowers with yellow markings. Today it is the best show of any of the 12 aesculus species and hybrids now flowering away here today. This…

11th October

…gather up enough seed to send to David West. It is faintly apricot in colour now having been yellow earlier. Cotoneaster frigidus ‘Inchmery’ Cotoneaster frigidus ‘Inchmery’ Cotoneaster frigidus ‘Inchmery’ Cercidiphyllum…

16th April

…clump of Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’ by the tower is in full flower today but I wonder if I have it correctly named. The flowers are orange and not peach-apricot

25th April

…Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’, ‘Genie’, ‘Margaret Helen’, ‘Tikitere’ and ‘Tropicana’ Magnolia ‘Apricot Brandy’, ‘Hot Flush’, ‘Yuchelia’, ‘Banana Split’, ‘Tropicana’ and ‘Lemon Star’ 2021 – CHW Prunus mahaleb, the St Lucie cherry,…

8th November

…there are groggy wasps savouring the nectar too. Another one for Asia to remember to send cuttings to Burncoose from. To my mind this one is even better than Camellia…

9th January

…biting off camellia buds on one specific plant on the drive then dismembering them on the ground to get at the flowers and nectar/pollen therein. Fairly unusual but I guess…

18th November

…see when it is out. Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’ Note the wasp going for the nectar and stuck in the flower. Quite late for wasps still to be…

RHS Savill Garden Pictures 2018

…very fine Rhododendron ‘Rose Elf’ Rhododendron ‘Rose Elf’ Jaimie now spied a green parrot eating the pollen or nectar in a Camellia x williamsii green parrot Rhododendron oreodoxa var fargesii…

1st November

…month after the first ones showed colour. These flowers are larger than the others and a few rather damp and scarcely alive wasps are going after the nectar. Camellia sasanquas…