16th March

…on Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ is as near black as you can get as it first comes out. Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ Camellia…

5th March

…a woodland setting. Scilla bifolia Camellia ‘Black Magic’ almost black in bud. Camellia ‘Black Magic’ Camellia ‘Black Magic’ Magnolias tower over the woodland valley garden. The dark one may well…

30th April

…flowering white. Suckers must go! Staphylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’ Camellia japonica ‘Midnight Magic’ still flowering well and a very dark red. Camellia japonica ‘Midnight Magic’ Camellia japonica ‘Midnight Magic’ Last flower…

21st March

…dawsoniana ‘Valley Splendour’ Magnolia dawsoniana ‘Valley Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Vulcan’ x Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ is still unnamed as far as I know. Magnolia ‘Vulcan’ x Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Aphrodite’ is…

13th February

…– I think we have had this before Camellia ‘Black Magic’ Camellia ‘Black Magic’ Camellia champetre ‘Christmas Daffodil’ – hardly daffodil like! Camellia champetre ‘Christmas Daffodil’ Camellia ‘Memphis Belle’ –…

16th August

…Aronia melanocarpa ‘Autumn Magic’ with ripe, black berries already. Aronia melanocarpa ‘Autumn Magic’ A drought struck specimen box ball and a survivor! Such is life in a heatwave. These box…

25th March

…coming into flower. Rhododendron hyperythrum ‘Omo’ Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ and Magnolia dawsoniana. Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ Magnolia ‘Genie’ is nearly black in bud. Far better than M. ‘Black Tulip’. Magnolia ‘Genie’…

16th September

…120 year old Camellia sasanqua Malus ‘Indian Magic’ in the Kitchen Garden with secondary flowers and fruit. Malus ‘Indian Magic’ Malus ‘Indian Magic’ Time for a proper look at the…

1st August

…while others stay black? Fuchsia ‘Blacky’ Fuchsia ‘Blacky’ Fuchsia ‘Blacky’ Strobilanthes wallichii has grown now to a decent size and its flowers are much larger than a year ago. Strobilanthes…

2nd January

…double shape. Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ Still plenty of colour on the mounded Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Ocanee’. All the other forms are now leafless. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Ocanee’ This spreading…