8th April

…Prunus maakii ‘Amber Beauty’ Prunus maakii ‘Amber Beauty’ Darmera peltata in flower with no leaf. Darmera peltata Taxus baccata ‘Rushmore’ – tiny leaves. Taxus baccata ‘Rushmore’ Michael receives the cup…

13th May

…Planted the two lots in about 1980 and 1991. The former now relieved of the laurel hedge is flourishing. Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of…

24th April

…floccigeum Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’. We must layer this plant! Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Hotei’ now full out. Rhododendron ‘Hotei’ Rhododendron tanastyllum with one flower….

11th November

…showing its best autumn colour. Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ This Hydrangea ‘Ayesha’ was cut back hard two years ago. A few flowers…

5th April

…spot at Chelsea. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Vesta’ Prunus machii ‘Amber Beauty’ is developing a pleasant peeling trunk but no flowers yet. I first saw this on the Hillier’s stand at Chelsea…

13th February

…bholua ‘Limpsfield’ Daphne bholua ‘Limpsfield’ Daphne bholua ‘Gurka’ Daphne bholua ‘Gurka’ Daphne bholua ‘Gurka’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’…

12th April

…have become casualties along the way. Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ is quite well known. Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ Camellia reticulata ‘Simpatica’ is not. Camellia reticulata ‘Simpatica’ Camellia reticulata ‘Simpatica’ Camellia…

14th April

…as they just emerge from the very black buds and ahead of the leaves. Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ An…

17th May

…plant this is here growing in a damp spot where a drive side drain empties. Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ A few new things this afternoon. Steve…

10th May

…is growing into a really colourful tree. I think I prefer this to ‘Goldrush’. Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ Staphylea bumalda has a couple of rather poor…