20th April

…‘Linearifolium’ Rhododendron (Azalea) stenophyllum ‘Linearifolium’ Magnolia ‘Woodsman’ x ‘Patriot’ is blue in bud (but not as blue as ‘Blue Opal’) opening as you see. Different! Magnolia ‘Woodsman’ x ‘Patriot’ Magnolia…

29th April

…good a bluebell bit as we have in the main garden near Rogers Quarry. Bluebells Illicium majus is making a fair tree. Good new growth. Illicium majus Illicium majus Cercis…

7th April

…which will soon drop as the new growth starts. Acer palmatum ‘Orange Dream’ The first pure white and pink bluebells. While bluebells Pink bluebells On the plan this appears to…

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’…

3rd August

…– medium-tall growing. Agapanthus ‘Sandringham’ Agapanthus ‘Sandringham’ Agapanthus ‘Bressingham Blue’ – taller growing and very floriferous. Not quite as dark as Agapanthus ‘Navy Blue’? Agapanthus ‘Bressingham Blue’ Agapanthus ‘Bressingham Blue’…

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…

5th December

…C Williams’ hedge outside the Rockery has sprung out in the strong winds of the last 48 hours. Already blue tit damage can clearly be seen on some of the…

9th December

…flowers on the younger cut back new growth with blue tit damage obvious on some. A little browning from frost. Other plants elsewhere in the garden still to show. Camellia…

30th March

…will not often see daffodils, a bluebell and copious primroses all out at the same time. I repeat that bluebells in March are absurd! daffodils, a bluebell and copious primroses…

20th August

…nursery. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ First secondary flowers on Rhododendron ‘Blue Tit’. 2019 – CHW A trip to see what has appeared in the last week in which I have been…