15th September

…up through his Magnolia doltsopa! Quite a sight! He wants to propagate Lapageria rosea ‘Picotee’ and we are doing so. Peter Shotter’s – Lapageria rosea Peter Shotter’s – Lapageria rosea…

24th July

…and we showed Peter the evergreen Clematis uncinata in flower grown from his seed. Peter thinks that growing it up through a Camellia sasanqua will swamp the camellia. It has…

21st February

Peter’ Magnolia ‘Bishop Peter’ The Magnolia mollicomata x sargentiana robusta seedling above the Crinodendron Hedge is perhaps the best full out magnolia in the garden today although we are looking…

30th January

…Smithers’ Daphne bholua ‘Peter Smithers’ Daphne bholua ‘Peter Smithers’ Daphne bholua ‘Perfume Princess’ Daphne bholua ‘Perfume Princess’ Daphne bholua ‘Perfume Princess’ Daphne bholua ‘Guardsman’ was only just coming out. Daphne…

21st April

…which I believe have now been reclassified as rhododendrons. Menziesia ‘Honshu Blue’ Menziesia ‘Honshu Blue’ Menziesia ‘Honshu Blue’ An old Rhododendron campylogynum on its last legs in the Rockery. Rhododendron…

25th July

…‘Okavango’ – big flower and quite unusual. Crocosmia ‘Okavango’ Crocosmia ‘Okavango’ Geranium ‘Eureka Blue’ – another nice blue but the name might sell it. Geranium ‘Eureka Blue’ Geranium ‘Eureka Blue’…

5th March

…up it is a Gresham hybrid and should be a dark red – so wrongly named. Magnolia ‘Peter Smithers’ Magnolia ‘Peter Smithers’ Magnolia ‘Peter Smithers’ A rather surprising red hybrid…

9th March

…The top of Magnolia ‘Bishop Peter’ with a decent background today. Magnolia ‘Bishop Peter’ First flowers showing high up on the Donkey Shoe Michelia doltsopa. Michelia doltsopa 2022 – CHW…

21st March

…‘Ciliicalyx’ Gorgeous new leaves on a young seedling Acer forrestii. Acer forrestii Magnolia x veitchii ‘Peter Veitch’ now perfect! Magnolia x veitchii ‘Peter Veitch’ Magnolia sieboldii leafing up already. Magnolia…

27th July

…always grown superb blue hydrangeas and must be highly acidic. Interestingly the 2013 planting of the red Hydrangea ‘Heinrich Siedel’ have died. Hydrangea ‘Fireworks’ blue Hydrangea ‘Fireworks’ blue Proved indeed…