21st April

…with attractive colour on the old dropping leaves. Berberis insignis var. insigne Berberis insignis var. insigne Camellia japonica ‘Golden Anniversary’ – spot the hint of gold? Neither do I! Camellia…

3rd May

…cordiformis Cryptocarya alba had suffered in last year’s cold. Cryptocarya alba Cryptocarya alba Berberis negeriana – almost orange flowers and superb. Berberis negeriana Berberis negeriana Azalea ‘Crocea Tricolor’ (a Ghent…

6th May

…this year. Berberis amurensis var latifolia nearby is in full leaf but the flower buds are far from out yet. Berberis insignis var insignis Berberis insignis var insignis Still not…

10th May

Berberis hypokeriana with large leaves just in bud. Bought from Nick Macer a year ago. Berberis hypokeriana Wisteria sinensis and Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’ on the wall below the Playhouse. Wisteria…

26th April

…Gloves needed in the sun and still no rain at all. A few more rhododendrons to catch up with. Another berberis on the drive. This one is Berberis hookeri planted…

29th November

…new species to us. As red as it is possible to get I think but then I move on! Berberis xanthoclada Berberis xanthoclada Berberis xanthoclada Then Salvia dombeyi full out….

22nd April

…a similar spread. Berberis x ottawensis ‘Superba’ Berberis x ottawensis ‘Superba’ Berberis x ottawensis ‘Superba’ A paleish but very striking form of Rhododendron augustinii. Rhododendron augustinii Rhododendron augustinii Jaimie has…

27th December

…CHW A few more new things in the greenhouse which I spot today.Berberis triaganthophora ‘Cathy Rose’ has compact drooping habit with attractive leaves. Source Crug Farm I expect? Berberis triaganthophora…

4th November

…turning red. Plenty of berries only where the plant has access to full sunlight. Berberis wilsoniae Berberis wilsoniae Berberis wilsoniae 2016 – CHW Cercis siliquastrum can have wonderful yellow autumn…

12th April

…as good as ever. Magnolia ‘Blushing Belle’ The newly planted Berberis subcaudata with its first flowers. Berberis subcaudata Gamblea pseudoevodiifolia (BSWJ 11707) just coming into growth in the Rookery. Gamblea…