16th March

…bud! Another New Zealand bred winner which will go on to be very popular as a later flowerer. Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’…

10th April

…cross was our Rhododendron ‘Polgrain’. Rhododendron ‘Wine and Roses’ Rhododendron ‘Wine and Roses’ Rhododendron ‘Wine and Roses’ Daphnephyllum macropodum var humile in flower for the first time and a genuine…

30th April

…‘Jersey Belle’ What a show on the batch of specimen sized plants of Calycanthus raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’. Some held back in the cool for Chelsea. Calycanthus raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ Do…

11th November

…‘Sparkling Burgundy’ below the borehole. I may have got these two sasanquas muddled up a week or two ago. Camellia ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ Camellia ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ Stachyurus chinensis showing autumn colour….

18th July

…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 ‘Pee Wee’ which…

8th November

…Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ 2015 – CHW Found the two other small ginkgos! Ginkgo biloba ‘Saratoga’ has narrow leaves and a fairly erect habit although in…

19th October

…sinensis Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ has a good yellow hue. Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ Cercis ‘Ruby Falls’ is changing nicely too. Cercis ‘Ruby Falls’ Catalpa bignonoides ‘Aurea’ with…

19th November

…capsules. The best new autumn colour that I have seen for ages. Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Cotoneaster ‘Skogholm’ looking very fine with…

22nd October

…Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Saxifraga fortunei ‘Shiranami’ literally plastered in flower with no leaves showing. What a plant this is for an autumn show. Saxifraga fortunei…

22nd April

…Rhododendron ‘Wine and Roses’ Rhododendron ‘Wine and Roses’ Rhododendron ‘Wine and Roses’ Another couple of Dad’s hybrids – Rhododendron decorum ‘High Sheriff’ x Rhododendron williamsianum and ‘Tinners Blush’ (paler) which…