16th March

…a later flowerer. Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ This is Magnolia ‘Aphrodite’ which continues to impress (Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Deep Purple…

23rd July

…Carpinus fangiana with its enormous trailing ‘tassels’. Carpinus fangiana Carpinus fangiana Zelkova serrata ‘Kiwi Sunset’ which goes on to produce wonderful autumn colour. Zelkova serrata ‘Kiwi Sunset’ Zelkova serrata ‘Kiwi…

13th April

…Prunus ‘Hokusai’ Prunus ‘Hokusai’ The new Magnolia ‘Sunset Swirl’ now full out unlike last week. Similar to ‘Peachy’ etc really. Magnolia ‘Sunset Swirl’ Magnolia ‘Sunset Swirl’ Camellia ‘Tiny Princess’ has…

6th April

…Magnolia ‘Banana Split’. Magnolia ‘Banana Split’ Magnolia ‘Sunset Swirl’ full out too and very good now. Magnolia ‘Sunset Swirl’ Magnolia ‘Sunset Swirl’ Magnolia ‘Sunset Swirl’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Lucy Carlson’…

19th March

…coming out on Magnolia ‘Venus’ in a tunnel. Magnolia ‘Venus’ Parriotopsis jacquemontiana in flower – such as it is. Parriotopsis jacquemontiana A new variety for us – Leucodendron ‘Burgundy Sunset’…

8th November

…the back yard Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ is out by the Orchid House Nursery as is the elderly ‘Hugh Evans’ above the quarry. Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling…

5th August

…Lace’ nearby. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Burgundy’ which takes its name from the autumn leaf colour. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Burgundy’ Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Burgundy’ Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Burgundy’ A second flowering on Magnolia ‘Apollo’ –…

18th July

…huge clump by the top lodge but not that much flower except at the edges. Planted 2009 as a clump of three. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Burgundy’ Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Burgundy’ Hydrangea quercifolia…

11th November

Burgundy’. Camellia heimalis ‘Dazzler’ Camellia heimalis ‘Dazzler’ Camellia ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ below the borehole. I may have got these two sasanquas muddled up a week or two ago. Camellia ‘Sparkling Burgundy’…

2nd April

…mix of colours. Planted 2014. A good new variety. Magnolia ‘Sunset Swirl’ Magnolia ‘Sunset Swirl’ Magnolia brooklynensis ‘Titan’ reminds me very much of the magnolia growing not far from the…