25th April

…x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ looking superb too. Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Betula utilis ‘Wakehurst Place Chocolate’ (Wakehurst Chocolate is easier) is another good new birch…

13th April

…leaf and flower as the name implies. Prunus ‘Matsumae-fuki’ (syn ‘Chocolate Ice’) Prunus ‘Matsumae-fuki’ (syn ‘Chocolate Ice’) Prunus ‘Matsumae-fuki’ (syn ‘Chocolate Ice’) 2016 – CHW A most hectic day with…

RHS Savill Garden Pictures 2018

…Betula utilis var prattii ‘Wakehurst Chocolate’ – extremely fine peeling bark Betula utilis var prattii ‘Wakehurst Chocolate’ Betula utilis var prattii ‘Wakehurst Chocolate’ Betula utilis var prattii ‘Wakehurst Chocolate’ Prunus…

1st March

…just starting to reshoot but the leaves really are a delicate brown. Corydalis ‘Chocolate Stars’ Corydalis ‘Chocolate Stars’ Corylopsis glabrescens ‘Chollipo’ – poor pictures in the sun between hailstorms but…

19th April

…here) living up to its name perfectly. Prunus ‘Chocolate Ice’ Prunus ‘Chocolate Ice’ Prunus ‘Fragrant Cloud’ slightly pink in bud opening pinkish white then white. A superb show on a…

30th June

…dwarf pink’ Astilbe ‘Chocolate Fascination’ is new to us this year and our first sight of the pale pinkish flower spikes above the dark blackish leaves. Astilbe ‘Chocolate Fascination’ Astilbe…

27th April

…‘Jean O’Neil’ This is Grevillea rosmarinifolia ‘Jean O’Neil’ Prunus ‘Chocolate Ice’ with its contrasting bronzy new growth by the cash point. Prunus ‘Chocolate Ice’ The first flower out incredibly early…

20th April

…appear to have lost it. Greenhouse plants! Chorizema cordatum Chorizema cordatum Grevillea thelemanniana ‘Baby’. Ditto. Grevillea thelemanniana ‘Baby’ Grevillea thelemanniana ‘Baby’ Corydalis tenuifolia ‘Chocolate Star’ in full flower. It seems…

16th October

…prickles on the leaves! Mahonia eurybracteata ‘Soft Caress’ Toona sinensis ‘Flamingo’ with nice yellow colouring starting to show. Toona sinensis ‘Flamingo’ Albizia ‘Summer Chocolate’ Albizia ‘Summer Chocolate’ Celastrus orbiculatus with…

18th July

…the year and is well worth propagating. Podocarpus ‘Chameleon’ Podocarpus ‘Chocolate Box’ is a rockery plant really. Two casualties out of five planted. Podocarpus ‘Chocolate Box’ Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ doing…