8th May

…pavia ‘Atrosanguinea’ Aesculus pavia ‘Atrosanguinea’ Kunzea ambigua Kunzea ambigua Leptospermum grandiflorum Leptospermum grandiflorum Melaleuca squarrosa Melaleuca squarrosa Still a flower or two on Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ nearly four months since…

29th March

…cylindrica The newly planted Magnolia ‘Summer Lady’ from Germany is not that exciting as yet but different. Magnolia ‘Summer Lady’ Magnolia ‘Tropicana’ with Michelia doltsopa behind it. Magnolia ‘Tropicana’ Rhododendron…

1st March

…has yellowish foliage. Camellia ‘Lady Saumarez’ Camellia ‘Lady Saumarez’ Looking at 50 different camellias in flower today Camellia x williamsii ‘Mary Phoebe Taylor’ takes some beating. Camellia x williamsii ‘Mary…

26th March

…‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lovely Lady’ flowering properly 18 months on from planting. Camellia reticulata ‘Lovely Lady’ Camellia reticulata ‘Larry Piet’ likewise. Two good new ones…

2nd February

…later than in recent years. Three to four weeks perhaps. Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ The large tall growing snowdrops on the lawn are up but not out. Interestingly…

17th May

…Scarlet’ Rhododendron ‘Silver Lady’? Rhododendron ‘Silver Lady’? Rhododendron ‘Silver Lady’? Rhododendron ‘Winsome’ and Leptospermum ‘Red Damask’. Rhododendron ‘Winsome’ Rhododendron ‘Winsome’ and Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’. Rhododendron ‘Winsome’ Unknown but spectacular…

15th April

…‘Lady Montague Group’ (Exbury). Rhododendron ‘Lady Montague Group’ Rhododendron arboreum ‘Sir Charles Lemon’ can be a sparse flowerer but not here. Rhododendron arboreum ‘Sir Charles Lemon’ A more conventionally coloured…

9th July

…car park should have been enough! Again I was asked if I was an OAP. I assume the ticket lady was trying to give the business money away rather than…

27th May

…flowers remain. I saw this at Chelsea too. Rhododendron ‘Lady Montagu’ Rhododendron ‘Lady Montagu’ Rhododendron cinnarbarinum Concatenans Group flowering properly for the first time since planting in 2013. We could…

25th December

…‘Lady Clare’ outside the front door although others are out in the garden. Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ A strong running sea and a SW gale for Christmas day. running sea Sarcococca…