8th August

…Red Linney. Unusual to see so many. Asia needs to collect when ripe later on. Rhododendron schlippenbachii Hydrangea ‘Blue Wave’ (‘Mariesii Perfecta’) looking good on the drive. A better blue

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…

24th July

…sacchariflorus Agastache ‘Blue Boa’ – might have been blue originally but fading quickly. Taller growing than some. Agastache ‘Blue Boa’ Agastache ‘Blue Boa’ 2016 – CHW What I think is…

20th July

…full flower. A delicate blue colour on a tall erect bush. Dicentra scandens just out. Hydrangea serrata ‘Garden House Beauty’ looking superb. Should it be blue? Dichroa guizhou full out…

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…

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…

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…

3rd July

…be full out is Hydrangea serrata ‘Bluebird’. There are two good clumps on the drive which are a decent blue in our soil. Hydrangea serrata ‘Bluebird’ Hydrangea serrata ‘Bluebird’ Hydrangea…

25th November

…such extraordinary dark colour. Mainly dark red but with some greens. Three blue flowers still remain at the top of the bush. a blue hydrangea can turn and fade into…

4th July

…recent years but this one is vigorous and different as well as standing the test of time. Hydrangea ‘Fireworks Blue’ Hydrangea ‘Fireworks Blue’ Hydrangea serrata ‘Bluebird’ is also out early…