8th March

…with one small flower. Magnolia ‘Pink Pyramid’ Magnolia ‘Vulcan’ x Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ has a cabbage-like flower and looks impressive. Magnolia ‘Vulcan’ x Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Aphrodite’ (M. ‘Black

17th March

…yet but well worth one I believe. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ Prunus ‘Collingwood…

21st March

…but, as yet, unnamed. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Princess Margaret’ which should have been named ‘Windsor Surprise’ but…

5th March

…now see that this cross is called ‘Venus’. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Rebeccas Perfume’ –…

10th March

…white edging to the petals as you would expect from a Ruby. Planted 2015. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia dawsoniana…

28th March

…as yet as far as I know. Nothing especially good as yet. Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ x Magnolia ‘JC Williams’ Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ x Magnolia ‘JC Williams’ Magnolia ‘Aphrodite’ (Magnolia ‘Black

5th May

…the Rockery. Rhododendron reticulatum Rhododendron reticulatum Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ just coming out. A good contrast soon between the other colours. Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ Rhododendron kiusianum was cut back hard two…

1st May

…clusters. This species is thornless and quick growing. Crataegus wattiana Crataegus wattiana Crataegus wattiana Fagus sylvatica ‘Black Swan’ good too in the sun. Fagus sylvatica ‘Black Swan’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Black

11th April

…Paler than ‘Black Tulip’ as you would expect but with a rounded Black Tulip shape. Magnolia ‘Rose Marie’ x ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Rose Marie’ x ‘Black Tulip’ Rhododendron irroratum ‘Polka…

1st August

…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 wallichii…