16th June

…was Cornus bretschneideri. When we gave a seedling to Hillier’s they soon put us right and said it is Cornus controversa. Cornus controversa Cornus controversa Cornus controversa A pretty good…

14th June

…it. Cornus kousa ‘Heart Throb’ Cornus kousa ‘Heart Throb’ Cornus kousa ‘Heart Throb’ This Cornus kousa had no name when planted in 1998. After consulting Mr Cappiello and Mr Shadow’s…

10th June

…or whether it will fade? Is it really a Cornus kousa or is it really a Cornus florida variety? Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ Cornus florida…

17th June

…much has survived but what has is now most impressive. lower lake Cornus ‘Venus’ (Cornus kousa var. chinensis x Cornus nuttallii Goldspot x Cornus kousa) was in full sun and…

25th June

…in full flower. Cornus iberica Cornus iberica The equally dull (and looking very similar) Cornus hemsleyi beside it. Cornus hemsleyi Cornus hemsleyi Flowers out on Liriodendron chinense and one was…

21st July

Cornus kousa ‘Samantha’ Cornus kousa ‘Miss Petty’ with very few bracts this year also on Bond Street. Too shady perhaps but so it ‘Samantha’. Cornus kousa ‘Miss Petty’ Cornus kousa…

31st May

…with gorgeous yellowish new growth. Tilia oliveri Cornus ‘Venus’ making a splendid show even as a young plant. Cornus ‘Venus’ Cornus ‘Venus’ Philadelphus purpurascens in Tin Garden. Philadelphus purpurascens Philadelphus…

20th June

…Donkey Shoe. Two more Cornus kousas: Cornus kousa ‘WCBCRI’ Cornus kousa ‘WCBCRI’ Cornus kousa ‘WCBCRI’ – that is what it says on the label! This may be a breeder’s number,…

12th June

…kousa ‘Doubloon’ is very fine again with a covering of huge nearly double white bracts. Cornus kousa ‘Doubloon’ Cornus kousa ‘Doubloon’ Cornus kousa ‘Doubloon’ Acer palmatum ‘Orange Dream’ has bleached…

27th May

…kousa ‘Ed Mezitt’ Cornus alternifolia covered in bees and full out. Cornus alternifolia Cornus alternifolia Cornus alternifolia Flowers just out on Rhaphiolepsis indica. Rhaphiolepsis indica Fallen leaves under Quercus acuta…