7th March

…tall on arrival and is now twice this. Rehderodendron indochinense First flowering of Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ in Kennel Close. Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ First decent and unfrosted flowering…

8th March

…Flame’ – first flowering here Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ Magnolia ‘Felix Jury’ Magnolia ‘Felix Jury’ Magnolia ‘Felix Jury’ Magnolia ‘Picards Ruby’ x ‘F J Williams’ – first flowering…

27th March

…small plant. Magnolia ‘Sentinel’ Magnolia ‘Sentinel’ Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ – this really is not at all bad with a whitish rim to the tepals. Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’…

29th March

…striking as it was last year. Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ Magnolia ‘Lili Diva’ (Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’ x Magnolia sprengeri diva) has been frosted a bit but one decent…

11th April

…as you can see. Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ Prunus ‘Horinji’ – another quite superb Matsumae cherry and full out today. Prunus ‘Horinji’ Prunus ‘Horinji’ Magnolia ‘Rose Marie’ x…

28th March

…‘Sentinel’ Magnolia ‘Sentinel’ Magnolia ‘Amethyst’ – ditto as regards its name. Magnolia ‘Amethyst’ Magnolia ‘Anya’ slightly wind battered but some flowers opening flat which I had not seen before. Magnolia…

2nd April

…Magnolia kobus ‘Octopus’ Magnolia kobus ‘Octopus’ Magnolia kobus ‘Octopus’ Magnolia ‘Asian Artistry’ Magnolia ‘Asian Artistry’ Magnolia ‘Asian Artistry’ Magnolia ‘Anya’ Magnolia ‘Anya’ Magnolia ‘Amethyst’ Magnolia ‘Amethyst’ Magnolia x veitchii ‘Isca’…

21st July

…Cardiocrinum giganteum in the show tunnel. Cardiocrinum giganteum 2016 – CHW Trip to Burncoose to photograph more new plants for the 2017 catalogue:Hydrangea ‘Magical Amethyst’ – as its name implies…

24th September

…not clear if it is edible? Macrolepiota procera Macrolepiota procera A good array of salvias in Jaimie’s new garden. Salvia x jamensis ‘Hot Lips’ and Salvia ‘Amistad’. salvias Salvia ‘Amethyst