Saturday, 15 October 2016

First seedpod matured for 2017 seeds.

Seedpod just matured,seeds washed,drying and a couple ready to be sown for test germination.
The madness begins again! :-)

Monday, 11 July 2016

Patience is a virtue👍

We Sphaero growers must be blessed with patience 😀🤔
Two seed pods have just matured, 1st one is a secretive Sang ? X Arborea 'S' it took just a few days under 12 months from pollination to mature seeds and there was 9 seeds and I had to sow 2 seeds to prove viability! 2nd is Hurstwood Elegance X Oro Verde, exciting cross but nearly 9 months for 15 seeds, not sown any to check viability yet ( I'll test by sowing them all for next year)

Saturday, 30 April 2016

BGI The Herald

I have just received my copy of Brugmansia Growers International magazine The Herald. There is a little story in there about Hurstwood Brugmansia (me, Alan Ashworth) for those with access to it,enjoy the read.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Mobisu X Oro Verde seeeds.

I have just opened a newly matured seed pod of Mobisu X Oro Verde.
Hoping for variegated,velvety sweet scented seedlings :-)
Not many seeds in this interesting seed pod, be quick if you want to purchase some.
(I have just sown a few to test viability but they look good any way. 

Viability test complete (seeds germinated) just a couple of packets left.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Mobisu X Hurstwood SaFire seeds.

I have another seed pod matured.
I have peeled a few seeds to test germination.
If you want to purchase any of these seeds then be quick, there are not many in this pod.
Test germination seeds have germinated, viability confirmed.
These have all sold now, Sorry.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Hurstwood Francisco X ( Mobisu x Zunac)

First 2016 seedlings potted up into their next size pots.
It's -4c outside tonight in the NW UK Brrrrr.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Another seed pod matured :- Arborea 'S' X Hurstwood SaFire.


Hoping for the wonderful scent of Arborea 'S' and the stunning colour of Hurstwood SaFire.
Be quick if you want some.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Hi everyone
Sorry its been a while since I posted.
I have my first seed pod matured for 2015
Arborea 'S' X Mystic Fire, as you can see there are not many seeds,possibly 3 packets (6min. per packet)
Hurry up and order if your interested.
They are drying on a piece of kitchen towel ;-)
These seeds are now all sold !

Friday, 26 June 2015

Oro Verde just about to be stripped of pollen and be fertilised with pollen to make dream crosses    (I hope)  
                                          The only variegated Sphaero in existence.

Friday, 20 March 2015

I had a new seed pod mature a couple of weeks ago on Hurstwood Francisco which is in winter storage. The cross is:- Hurstwood Francisco X (Mobisu X Zunac) My hopes are this cross will produce very dainty blooms on the resultant seedlings.
The trial seeds I sowed from this pod to prove germination have just emerged so I can now offer these seeds for sale. Be quick, there isn't many in a pod!

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Cuttings and seedlings on EBay.

Just to let everyone know that I have listed 2 cuttings and 2 seedlings on UK EBay.
For those who are interested, Happy Bidding 😀

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Happy New Year 2015

Another year begins and seeds already sprouting.
Hoping for some special seedlings this year.
Good luck to everybody who has purchased seeds from me for this year.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

I have a  Hurstwood SaFire cutting blooming at the end of November!
Love the perfect Sang. shape of the bloom, colour to die for, looks a little pale in tjhis picture but thats due to poor winter light/ conditions.
 Second picture is how its colour should be.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Busy sending out seed orders at the moment. Most plants are tucked away for winter now, keeping a few growing that have seedpods, hoping they hold on and mature.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Seed delivery

Seed orders have gone out to Finland and India this week, also some cuttings listed on EBay.
Weather has turned very autumnal here in the UK, time to start getting plants ready for their winter quarters.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

More seeds available.

Three more seed pods have matured:-
Arborea 'S' X Mystic Ice
Arborea 'S' X Amethyst
Arborea 'S' X Hurstwood Sunshine

These are the last seed pods until the later crosses mature in a few months, they are already selling!

Thursday, 25 September 2014

I have another seed pod matured 😀 This one is a 'cross of hope'  Arborea 'S' X ( Arborea 'S' X Oro Verde)
My dreams for this one is the beautiful fragrance of Arborea 'S' with the lovely colour Yellow of Oro Verde ( already got this in the pollen donor cross) with variegated foliage of Oro Verde. 🙏

Please note :- I will only have very limited quantities of seed available for 2015, purchase early or risk non available.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

First seed pod of 2014

First seed pod of 2014 has just matured.
Arborea 'S' X Mystic Ice
Hope it produces some beautiful,scented seedlings :-)

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Hurstwood Francisco X Hurstwood Hannah

I have had a couple of seedlings bloom from this cross, I like the 'form' of the bloom but still not sure about the colour? a great intensity was how I perceived when I made the cross.

This is a cross made by my friend Mike (President @ BGI) of Mobisu x Zunac.
It is displaying lots of the features of Zunac (which I'm so happy about). Bloomed at approx. 4ft and in 7 months from sowing.
Looks a good one Mike, congratulations.

Hurstwood Francisco, first bloom opened, very bright day so unfortunately the colours look a little washed out.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Sorry its been a while :-)
I have one of this years seedlings in bloom, 5 months from sowing!
I really think I am winning in trying to breed 'early flowering' traits in to my crosses.
This one is Hurstwood Francisco X Hurstwood Hannah. I have a friend across the pond who also has this seedling blooming in 5 months from seed.
I like this one, my intention was a small bloom from H.Francisco (trying to bring out Vulcanicola traits) with the deep,dark colour of H.Hannah. Not quite got the colour I wanted but the bloom form is moving in the direction I envisaged.
I'll keep trying.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

First day of Spring here in the UK.
Hope your plants are growing well :-)

Saturday, 22 February 2014

A quick update.
The photograph is a progress shot of the seedlings in the previous post.
Things are moving now, just about to list the first cuttings/seedlings of 2014 on to Ebay UK
Once the rain and gale force winds stop I'll be able to prepare my growing beds,roll on Spring.

Friday, 31 January 2014

Just about to pot up some seedlings into 5" pots, it doesn't take long from the little seedlings emerging in the photograph below to this size!

Friday, 27 December 2013

Hope all my friends have had a great Christmas and are looking forward to a fantastic 2014

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Getting started for 2014!

Gelber Engel x Arborea'S'


Hurstwood Francisco X Hurstwood Hannah

Lots of other seeds sown but these are the first to germinate ( first ones sown) 

Already excited :-) 

Hope everybody who has purchased my seeds this year are enjoying good germination


Monday, 28 October 2013

My wife (Bryony) has come up with a name for the Hurstwood Bryony X Hurstwood Elinor seedling below. Let me introduce you to Hurstwood Elegance

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Just removed a mature seed pod from Arborea 'S' X Hurstwood Sunshine

Hoping for a bright Yellow with Arborea 'S' fragrance.

Here's hoping :-)
Hi everybody

Sorry its been such a long time since I updated my Blog. Its been/is a very long recovery after my unexpected quadruple heart bypass!

Back to Brugs :-)
Last year I grew out a seedling of Hurstwood Bryony X Hurstwood Elinor.I liked the resulting bloom very much so I over wintered the plant and she has just bloomed for me again. A vivid Pink just like her Mum but a much more delicate bloom with long tendrils.There is no fragrance at the moment but in my opinion a lovely bloom and a keeper. I will think of a name and submit it for publication and naming.
Hope you like her?

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Seed available from:-
Hurstwood Francisco  X  Mobisu    
Cross made to hopefully increase the colour palette of both genes.                     
Hurstwood Francisco
Seeds available from:-
Hurstwood Francisco                    

Arborea 'S'

Hopefully the beautiful fragrance of Arborea 'S' on to the delicate form of H. Francisco.
Another couple of seed pods matured, hoping to get the stunning colour of H. Bryony on to the delicate form of H. Francisco :-

Hurstwood Bryony


Hurstwood Francisco


Saturday, 9 February 2013

I have a few seed pods matured and very limited seeds available.
The seeds are min 6 for £10 plus P+P

Hurstwood Bryony
   Arborea 'S'

Hoping to pass the beautiful scent of Arborea 'S' on to the striking colour of Hurstwood Bryony.
Hi everyone.
Sorry I have not been on here for a while, unexpectedly I had to go into hospital at the end of November for a quadruple heart bypass!!!!!! Improving each day and nearly back to normal.
It will be good to start again with my Brugs.

Friday, 9 November 2012

I have 3 more pods matured.
Some of these are repeat crosses that I made in 2011 and grow in 2012 with some impressive seedlings.So the cross were made again.
Price as other seeds, £10 for min.6 seeds plus P+P to your country.
So I have available:-
Hurstwood Bryony X Hurstwood Elinor


Another newly matured pod:-

Rosa Lila X Hurstwood Bow

I have 3 more pods matured.
Some of these are repeat crosses that I made in 2011 and grow in 2012 with some impressive seedlings.
So I have available:-

Arborea 'S' X Hurstwood Elinor


Tuesday, 16 October 2012

More seeds available:-

Arborea 'S'
Hurstwood Hannah

I have successfully used the genes from Arborea 'S' to breed fragrance into some of my Sphaerocarpiums. I am hoping this crossing will produce seedlings with the colour of H. Hannah and the fragrance of  Arborea 'S'

New seeds available

Sorry it's been a while since I updated my Blog  :-(

I have seed pods maturing.
First one :- Hurstwood Sunshine X Oro Verde.
This cross is to try to pass on the variegation from Oro Verde

Hurstwood Sunshine
X Oro Verde

Seeds are £10 for minimum of 6 seeds + P+P
I can post these seed worldwide.