9th May

…actually know what is growing here ‘myself’ and they could, in fact, ask me! How typical of the RHS Wisley to assume the private garden owner is too ‘thick’ to…

21st September

…kousa var. chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ 2018 – CHW Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Strawberry’ displaying its superb autumn colour on a drab day. The best of the…

17th September

…var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Secondary flowers on young Rhododendron ‘Bow Bells’ are a pleasant surprise in the sunlight. Rhododendron ‘Bow Bells’ Rhododendron ‘Bow Bells’…

21st July

…var. chinensis ‘Wisley Cream’ with the seed heads now swelling. Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Wisley Cream’ Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Wisley Cream’ The best blue hydrangea clump in the garden…

1st June

…Cornus kousa ‘Wisley Queen’ is just fully out but not quite yet specked with pink and red as the bracts will become later. Cornus kousa ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa ‘Wisley

27th May

…turning reddish in the sun. A gift from Richard Carew-Pole when he was RHS President. Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ The dogs bring…

18th April

…Nursery). They only flower for a shortish period but are certainly different in flower and new leaf. Amelanchier ovalis ‘Wisley’ Amelanchier ovalis ‘Wisley’ Amelanchier ovalis ‘Wisley’ Amelanchier x weigandii (1985-8373-Kew)…

24th April

…possibilities. [I found the answer: it is ‘Sundance’!] yellow magnolia yellow magnolia yellow magnolia yellow magnolia A big bonfire of an old dead yew and laurel hedge trimming above the…

15th September

…Vaccinum cylindraceum 2018 – CHW Smoke from the huge bonfire in Dry Walls drifts down the valley and over the pond. We are clear felling an area to replant. Smoke…

22nd April

…eat something like this? What animal eats this? Phillyrea angustifolia Geum ‘Scarlet Tempest’ looking great. Geum ‘Scarlet Tempest’ Euphorbia epithymoides ‘Bonfire’ is new to our catalogue. Euphorbia epithymoides ‘Bonfire’ Epimedium…