7th March

…four years ago. It was 6ft tall on arrival and is now twice this. Rehderodendron indochinense First flowering of Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ in Kennel Close. Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ Magnolia ‘Amethyst

8th March

…‘Vulcan’ Magnolia ‘Atlas’ x ‘Vulcan’ Magnolia ‘Holywell’ – first flowering here Magnolia ‘Holywell’ Magnolia ‘Holywell’ Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ – first flowering here Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ Magnolia ‘Felix…

27th March

…this really is not at all bad with a whitish rim to the tepals. Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ 2018 – CHW This camera got dropped recently and is…

11th April

…‘Amethyst Flame’ (2015 planted). Magnolia liliiflora x Magnolia ‘Vulcan’. Tiny flowers as you can see. Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ Prunus ‘Horinji’ – another quite superb Matsumae cherry and…

4th October

…Other Camellia sasanquas out today included ‘Hugh Evans’. Camellia ‘Dazzler’ Camellia ‘Dazzler’ Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’ with its attractively mottled autumn leaves. Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’ Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’…

21st July

…plants for the 2017 catalogue:Hydrangea ‘Magical Amethyst’ – as its name implies Hydrangea ‘Magical Amethyst’ Hydrangea ‘St Moritzburg’ – quite nice Hydrangea ‘St Moritzburg’ Crocosmia ‘Okavango’ – a nice orange…

24th September

…‘Hot Lips’ and Salvia ‘Amistad’. Salvia ‘Amethyst Lips’ in a pot. The newly planted Ternstroemia aff. chapensis. A new species here. Schefflera macrophylla has died following its blowing over in…

26th May

…rain falls off into the Rockery. Then driven home by the thunder – the dogs do not like it. Rhododendron radicans, one of the most dwarf and trailing species, is…

7th May

…Planted together they make a nice election poster but hopefully not the balance of power. 2004 – FJW Fair amount of rain, but main falls have missed us and passed…

20th December

…church where Dad promptly falls asleep. No incidents except he calls Will Caws a ‘stupid bastard’ (and you know you are!) for catching his hand when lifting the wheel chair….