11th November

…‘Sparkling Burgundy’ Stachyurus chinensis showing autumn colour. Stachyurus chinensis Seed heads aplenty on Syringa emodii ‘Aureovariegata’. Syringa emodii ‘Aureovariegata’ First few flowers on Camellia ‘Noblissima’ underneath the elderly Camellia reticulata…

10th November

…lancifolius I have picked a nearly ripe seed head of Syringa emodii ‘Aureovariegata’ for Asia to try and grow. I have never seen seed heads on this plant before or…

21st June

…far so we may be making inroads in what I fear is an unwinnable battle without contraception. First flowering here of Syringa pekinensis ‘Yellow Fragrance’. Not very yellow when full…

13th May

Next Day > < Previous Day CONTRIBUTORS: FJW 1955-2007 CHW 2015- JCW 1897-1939 CW 1940-1955 2021 – CHW Syringa vulgaris ‘Carpe Diem’ just out on the drive. Newly planted this…

28th May

…than a week in this heat. Azalea pontica Azalea pontica Syringa x josiflexa ‘Bellicent’ nearly full out on the drive. Syringa x josiflexa ‘Bellicent’ Deutzia x elegantissima ‘Rosealind’ Deutzia x…

11th March

…Davis’ with its droopy habit and huge flowers is just out for the first time this year. Camellia ‘Mrs D.W. Davis’ Camellia ‘Mrs D.W. Davis’ Syringa reticulata already in leaf/growth…

16th April

…Magnolia ‘Yellow Lantern’ Syringa pinnatifolia just opening. Syringa pinnatifolia Hydrangea lobbii has indeed been killed by the February cold. Hydrangea lobbii Magnolia veitchii ‘Isca’ and Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ seen from…

28th April

…puniceus ‘Flamingo’ alongside Clianthus puniceus ‘Albus’. Clianthus puniceus ‘Flamingo’ Syringa vulgaris ‘Madame Antoine Buchner’ just coming out. A new entry in our 2021 catalogue. Syringa vulgaris ‘Madame Antoine Buchner’ 2020…

13th April

…this one seems evergreen and especially so. Zanthoxylum acanthopodium Syringa pinnatifolia in flower which it certainly is not outside here as yet. Syringa pinnatifolia Malus transitoria ‘Ruby’ still carrying last…

22nd August

…did not eat that many! crab apples Syringa reticulata had a few flowers in May which never really opened properly in the dry spell. Here what I assume is a…