10th July

…over the valley with a young aralia in the foreground. How many miles? the valley Phlox [?] and Ceanothus ‘Pearle Rose’. PHLOX x paniculata blue paradise AND ceanothus perle rose

28th March

…one Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ is no longer early or rose-like. Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ A good young clump of Rhododendron racemosum from wild sourced seed. Rhododendron racemosum Jaimie…

1st August

…claiming the credit but this one has been here for decades! a really decent rose a really decent rose a really decent rose Off to Will Caws’ amazing chalk down…

21st January

…by far the best of the bholuas. Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ Forty squirrels in the last two weeks. Finally the problem is…

15th June

Rose’ (in the Isla Rose planting) due to the recent drought and last summer’s. Betula albosinensis ‘China Rose’ Pterocarya tonkinensis has moved in the wind and needs re-staking. Its bark…

7th January

…Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘China Ruby’ We left this old yew tree in the Isla Rose Plantation to try to grow climbing roses up it. Two failures so far in…

13th February

…– OUTSTANDING and a huge flower Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ Daphne bholua ‘Garden House Ghost’ (absolutely pure white even in bud) – any better than Daphne…

27th December

…bud. Camellia transnoekoensis Equally slow to grow and develop are young plants of Camellia sasanqua ‘Rosea’. Camellia sasanqua ‘Rosea’ A young Schefflera megaphylla with mildewed flowers. Schefflera megaphylla The tiny…

11th December

…two loads The third load from the greenhouse has two extremely prickly climbing roses to grow up the pollarded yew tree. Jaimie has to cut himself free. prickly climbing roses…

19th June

…of minor debris on the drive. This is one of Roy Lancaster’s wild collected rose species but name lost long ago and Roy unsure now too. Pretty yellow anthers and…