15th July

summer. 1980 – FJW Wet summer. Flowers on 3 Camellias – Midsummer’s Day, Konron Jura and one in ‘White Piece’. 1919 – JCW Plagianthus lyalii is just opening, R brunonis…

14th August

…identify this plant? to identify to identify 2019 – CHW This has been a growing year at The Cottage with little hedgerow fruit forming unlike last year’s hot summer here…

26th August

…Stervinou nurseries in France as far as its foliage was concerned. Drought last summer I fear as the COD. As we know there is still much confusion in the naming…

1st July

…stream. Tamarix ramosissima Tamarix ramosissima Rhododendron viscosum x ‘Midsummer Mermaid Blue’ flowering nicely with bluish new growth. A Glendoick cross planted in 2017. Rhododendron viscosum x ‘Midsummer Mermaid Blue’ Rhododendron…

7th June

…Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Southern Belle’ smelling disgusting (as it was last week)! Magnolia ‘Southern Belle’ Magnolia obovata ‘Pink Flush’ smelling about ok with a hint of…

23rd July

…tender to grow outside (Iochroma australe especially). Gorwell is S/SW facing with thin soil which gets a good baking in the heat of summer especially in his walled gardens. Much…

5th September

Next Day > < Previous Day CONTRIBUTORS: FJW 1955-2007 CHW 2015- JCW 1897-1939 CW 1940-1955 2021 – CHW I was wrong to say a month ago that the summer drought…

21st October

…species which will die out in 10 or so years from old age. It has been a good seeding year for rhododendrons after a dry summer encouraged them to procreate.Our…

11th September

…has lost its crown and had a pruning is forming side shoots from the trunk after the wet summer. So hard to get this tender species established except in total…

13th September

…Sadly, our best Hydrangea sprengeri ‘Diva’ does have dieback to cut out as I feared a year ago after that dry summer. Hydrangea sprengeri ‘Diva’ A leftover of COVID on…