17th January

…‘Imbricata’ on the top wall just starting. Camellia ‘Imbricata’ A small self-sown Camellia saluenensis seedling near a huge clump of Camellia sasanqua ‘Hugh Evans’ (above Rogers Quarry) is clearly an…

24th November

…Berberidopsis beckleri Camellia sasanqua ‘Frosted Star’ is a good new one to us too. A compact habit and just a hint of pink on the reverse of some of the…

8th April

…1918 – JCW One of the best days of one of the best springs, the first of the Auklandii are opening. Bob’s White Australis is in flower well for the…

25th October

…a few of which have an occasional pink flash on the outside of the petals. A drooping habit overall and the flowers hang down too. No. 2 No. 2 No….

6th June

…first is. Paeonia ‘Moon River’ Dianthus ‘Shooting Star’ is a dwarfish pink with a good purple flower. Dianthus ‘Shooting Star’ Dianthus ‘Shooting Star’ Dianthus ‘Shooting Star’ The white wisteria growing…

24th April

…‘Swedish Star’ Magnolia ‘Swedish Star’ MAGNOLIA ‘Swedish Star’ Magnolia ‘Swedish Star’ looks from a distance to be a ‘Yellow Bird’ but, on closer inspection, it is a really good new…

31st March

…Rhododendron arboreum a form of Rhododendron arboreum a form of Rhododendron arboreum a form of Rhododendron arboreum Camellia ‘Marguerete Gouillon’ with gentle pink flecking. Camellia ‘Marguerete Gouillon’ Camellia ‘Kick Off’…

2nd August

…at the base of this sorbus again dealt with. sorbus Broussonetia papyrifera again with plenty of seed balls. Broussonetia papyrifera Eucryphia moorei is over totally unnoticed but lots of seedpods…

10th September

of the grass cutting on the islands. A nasty job with lots of wasp nests. Some of the pampas grass clumps are flowering pink, some white. All the geese have…

18th July

…dare say should have some additional name. smaller smaller Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snowflake’ with its double sets of flower bracts above Red Linney. A sole survivor from a clump of three…