4th December

…Camellia ‘Show Girl’ Camellia ‘Show Girl’ I had expected Camellia cuspidata to be out soon and have checked but here it suddenly is in the Rookery. Only one of the…

26th November

…Camellia ‘Show Girl’ Camellia ‘Show Girl’ Torrential rain has again badly flooded the water meadows and lake. The three islands are virtually under water with just the pampas showing. The…

11th March

…granthamiana Camellia granthamiana Camellia ‘Drama Girl’ just coming out with its gigantic flowers. Camellia ‘Drama Girl’ Camellia ‘Drama Girl’ The Magnolia campbellii which took 43 years to first flower is…

16th April

…yet fade in colour. Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’ Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’ The dwarf Rhododendron russatum in the Rockery. Rhododendron russatum Magnolia ‘Yellow Lantern’ by the playhouse from a distance….

5th March

…early for Chelsea unfortunately. So we now have oak, sycamore and enkianthus (with bluebells) all in leaf absurdly early in the first days of March. enkianthus Camellia ‘Drama Girl’ is…

28th December

…sometimes minimal yellow leaf blotching or variegation has been out for some time outside the School Room. The two 1895 plants had a haircut this summer while scaffolding was erected…

30th April

…‘Matterhorn’ ‘Matterhorn’ ‘Ruby Wedding’ ‘Ruby Wedding’ ‘Drama Girl’ ‘Drama Girl’ reticulata ‘White Form’ reticulata ‘White Form’ Cercis chinensis ‘Avondale’ with its first flowers two years on from planting. Mostly the…

30th January

…to the catalogue Camellia ‘Show Girl’. Camellia ‘Show Girl’ Masses of rhododendron liners awaiting potting. rhododendron liners rhododendron liners Santolina ‘Lemon Fizz’ – a few stock plants put aside as…

13th September

…superba ‘Crimson and Gold’ with ripe bright red quinces. Chaenomeles x superba ‘Crimson and Gold’ A single very late flower on Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’. Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’ Erica…

24th November

…to the greenhouse to see some good new things in flower for the first time here. Camellia reticulata x sasanqua ‘Show Girl’ would probably be unexciting in March but is…