8th April

…in full flower. Ours has not yet. Prunus maakii ‘Amber Beauty’ Prunus maakii ‘Amber Beauty’ Darmera peltata in flower with no leaf. Darmera peltata Taxus baccata ‘Rushmore’ – tiny leaves….

13th May

…former now relieved of the laurel hedge is flourishing. Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron concinnum – great purple but the flowers have…

4th May

…of Littleworth’ at its best and now layered for posterity. Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron cinnarbarinum subsp. xantocodon Purpurellum Group with a few flowers. This is…

30th January

…purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ out in the sun in the nursery. Lonicera x purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ Lonicera x purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ The herbaceous potting has been going on apace and the…

24th April

…Rhododendron floccigeum Rhododendron 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…

11th November

…x williamsii Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ showing its best autumn colour. Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ This Hydrangea ‘Ayesha’ was cut back hard…

5th April

…campanulatus ‘Vesta’ is suddenly out early. Nearly eight weeks too soon for its usual spot at Chelsea. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Vesta’ Prunus machii ‘Amber Beauty’ is developing a pleasant peeling trunk…

12th April

…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 reticulata ‘S…

14th April

…‘Black Beauty’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ An elderly clump of Rhododendron loderi types which I had completely forgotten about and may have missed completely for years. Rhododendron loderi Rhododendron…

13th February

…‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Garden House Sentinel’ Daphne bholua ‘Garden House Sentinel’ Daphne bholua ‘Garden House Sentinel’ Daphne bholua ‘Garden House Sentinel’…