Looking back – An amazing A -Z of Japanese Acers at RHS Chelsea

Another gallery from the greatest flower show on earth, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 - though these beauties are pretty leafy customers (name tag/photo/name tag/photo  and so on...) All of these were displayed by Norfield Nurseries on their superb exhibit and a great grand woodland show it was. Green, red and gold, fine cut…

A little time travel I think – cast your mind back to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Well, I have been busy! And quite frankly (and wonderfully) there was a lot of coverage of the 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show at the time and my few offerings were really going to be swallowed up whole and lost in the great smorgasbord of television coverage (as ever, thank you BBC2), newspaper and magazine…

Meet Ausowlish, Auschimbley and Austritch – or rather my first look at Roald Dahl, Bathsheba and Imogen – 2016 introductions from David Austin Roses

New from David Austin roses, Roald Dahl, pictured here at RHS Chelsea Flower Show - an English Musk Hybrid with the trade name of Ausowlish. A touch of Comte de Champagne, The Lark Ascending  - shapely like Skylark and a touch of Jude the Obscure ... Altogether a pretty, poised rose - From the David…

Almost, nearly there: David Austin’s finest – the promise of a good year for the roses?

This time last year, nothing. Barely a bud, nothing even closely resembling a flower. The month-long Sub-Zero ºC that was March 2013 put back the roses until July. This year, after a mild winter and some early sunshine (and the possibility of a long warm summer), I think it will be a good year for…

Chelsea Quartet

David Austin have launched just four new roses this year at RHS Chelsea, including a repeat flowering rambler, The Albrighton Rambler that, to my mind, will be a best seller for the Shropshire firm. So pretty! So useful...Carolyn Knight is a sport of Summer Song, a rich gold to the parental burnt orange. Thomas a…

David Austin’s 2013/14 introductions

No photographs yet, but I am reliably informed that my order has been placed for the four new varieties being launched at RHS Chelsea Flower Show next week. What timing! Sadly, no Cheslea ticket for me, though I have set the video to record each hour-long daily BBC show, Monday through Saturday next week. Just…