27th February

…of ‘Apollo’ so far! Magnolia ‘J.C. Williams’ x Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Aphrodite’ (M. ‘Black Tulip’ x M. soulangeana ‘Deep Purple Dream’). Confusingly the name ‘Aphrodite’ appeared long after we planted…

28th December

…last spring. Mid-March in fact and only full out there then! Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Aphrodite’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Aphrodite’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Aphrodite’ Hamamelis mollis – larger sized plants. Hamamelis…

4th July

…looking spot on in Tin Garden. Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ Callicarpa bodinieri ‘Profusion’ just out into flower and a really good show. Callicarpa bodinieri ‘Profusion’ Callicarpa bodinieri ‘Profusion’…

21st March

…performing better and better. Magnolia ‘Aphrodite’ Magnolia ‘Aphrodite’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ is excellent too but, as yet, unnamed. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ Magnolia…

26th March

…it is out with scores of other crosses and novelties. Magnolia ‘Aphrodite’ Magnolia ‘Aphrodite’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ – perhaps the best colour seen today but M. ‘Burgundy Spire’ looks better…

3rd August

…Tilia paucicostata Celtis sinensis with secondary new growth after the rain. Celtis sinensis Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ still has splendid show for the time of the year. Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ The…

15th June

…flowers this year. Styrax hookeri Styrax obassia also hides its panicles of flowers under the canopy of foliage. Styrax obassia Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ flowering well in Tin Garden. Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ Deutzia…

20th January

…year on the drive here are the first flowers on Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Aphrodite’. Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Aphrodite’ Also first flowers on Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diana’ – planted 2021. Hamamelis…

19th January

…Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Aurora’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Aphrodite’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Aphrodite’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Feuerzauber’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Feuerzauber’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’ Hamamelis x…

27th July

…Salix fargesii which seems to have been stimulated into action by Asia taking cuttings fairly recently as you can see. Salix fargesii Salix fargesii Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ with a bit of…