Posted: 20/01/2014 at 19:13
Just got back from a long weekend working in London. My clients have a bit of a mystery plant by their front door. (Husband threw label away) It looks very much like a Camellia, but the leaves, though the right shape are not shiny; more the texture of a Buddlea leaf. The flowers are a rich pink and 4" across so I have been told. It is still in bud now. They were told it was not fully hardy, but I think it may survive in London if the rest of the winter is not too harsh. Any ideas?
It is so lovely to be back in the Fens, the silence, the stars and my little Jack Russell, though I think her kennels are just one long party.
Had lunch with a very old friend at the Wallace Collection in Manchester Square; lovely space, with large trees in pots, which are FAKE There is a huge glass ceiling; they could be growing something really lovely!