15th March

…2021 – CHW Sunny and still again.The Queen Mother’s 1981 planted Magnolia sargentiana var. robusta seedling. Magnolia sargentiana var. robusta seedling Camellia ‘Italiana Vera’ – a ‘new’ one bought from…

23rd August

…virtually identical to Hydrangea sargentiana. But for the very late flowering of robusta you would be very pushed to tell them apart. Hydrangea aspera ssp robusta Hydrangea aspera ssp robusta

23rd October

…in a coldish spot near Red Linney. Rhododendron mucronolatum Rhododendron mucronolatum Next door Hydrangea aspera subsp. robusta is still in full but fading colour. Very late out and still attracting…

28th February

…Magnolia x veitchii ‘Peter Veitch’. ‘Albatross’ The usual contest between the nearby planted New Zealand bred Magnolia ‘Susannah van Veen’ (Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’ x Magnolia sargentiana var. robusta). Magnolia ‘Susannah…

10th September

…well at a time when there is little colour in the garden and autumn is around the corner. Hydrangea aspera subsp robusta Hydrangea aspera subsp robusta Hydrangea aspera Villosa Group,…

9th September

…the other aspera varieties are well over. Hydrangea aspera var. robusta Hydrangea aspera var. robusta Jaimie’s team have cut down the laurels and some old Camellia reticulata seedlings in the…

6th September

…winner! Hydrangea aspera ssp. robusta Hydrangea aspera ssp. robusta Cornus kousa ‘Doubloon’ is laden with fruits which have turned from orange to red. Very early to be coloured up like…

25th August

…integrifolia Banksia integrifolia Cautleya spicata ‘Robusta’ – the hardy ‘ginger lily’ which is new to us although clearly our oversight. Cautleya spicata ‘Robusta’ Cautleya spicata ‘Robusta’ Echinacea ‘White Meditation’ –…

19th March

…xx, also crino hedge xx.1959 – FJW In middle of good plant up – 7 Albas and 5 Robustas above Rookery Path – 2 Albas and 2 Robustas above Hovel…

28th March

Robusta good also white Campbellii – also young Robusta very good. Double Camellias and some Reticulatas flowering well. Saluenensis and hybrids going over. Professor [?] Mume excited about 25252TSA11, Also…