11th February

…flower for 2017 on the arum lily clump by the gents’ loo. No hint of frost damage here and a few snails hide in the flower. arum lily Trip to…

17th January

…years. A short lived plant. No scent on it yet. Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ The arum lily clump beside it is, as last year, quite untouched…

13th August

…Cyrtanthus elatus, the Scarborough Lily, greets us at The Cottage in Yorkshire. Another tender South African lily of some note with scarlet flowers. Cyrtanthus elatus The field has not been…

12th December

…with good autumn colour and full leaf still. Actinidia deliciosa ‘Tomuri’ 2015 – CHW Only in Cornwall could one see an Arum lily (zantedeshia aethiopica) in full growth with a…

3rd June

…– CHW A walk around Old Park in the burning heat. Deutzia pulchra just coming out with its racemes of lily of the valley flowers. This is a large shrub…

14th February

…today than Magnolia ‘Star Wars’, its sister seedling. the water meadows the water meadows Magnolia ‘Red Lion’ So is the second Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ lookalike below the Four in Hand….

14th January

…meadows) are heavily flooded moors (water meadows) are heavily flooded moors (water meadows) are heavily flooded moors (water meadows) are heavily flooded moors (water meadows) are heavily flooded 2017 –…

8th July

…than elsewhere and has been recorded by botanists ‘only’ 800 times since 1999. I have seen this more often growing in and around the water meadows. Lythrum salicaria Lythrum salicaria…

24th June

…pulchra with its ‘lily of the valley’ drooping racemes of flowers. The buds are globular. A splendid plant introduced and given to us by Roy Lancaster. Deutzia pulchra Deutzia pulchra…

10th February

…ready for potting. Our liner order A new bay in construction for our green waste compost. A new bay in construction A new rainwater collecting tank on the side of…