27th June

…failure I fear. Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ The seed heads are forming on Symplocus paniculata. These will turn blue in September. I…

23rd March

…M. maudiae on Friday?). seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Rhododendron kendrickii nearly over just below the three…

19th April

…slightly pink in bud opening pinkish white then white. A superb show on a young tree. Prunus ‘Fragrant Cloud’ Prunus ‘Fragrant Cloud’ Rhododendron aberconwayi nicely out. Rhododendron aberconwayi Rhododendron aberconwayi…

29th May

…ever in the Isla Rose Plantation. Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Aesculus x mutabilis ‘Induta’ had pride of place in the Morgan Stanley show garden at Chelsea…

8th September

…flower while autumn approaches.Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’ with wonderful autumn colour. Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’ Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’ Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’ Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’ looking very fine. Rudbeckia…

13th March

…doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Then we get to three original michelia plants above the greenhouse which used to have lead labels and collectors’…

15th May

…‘Sappho’ has a scruffy habit. Rhododendron ‘Sappho’ Rhododendron ‘Sappho’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ is a wonderful hawthorn! Better even than ‘Paul’s Scarlet’. Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’…

19th February

…clump of nine Rhododendron viscosum placed out below the drive at Four in Hand. Rhododendron viscosum Prunus x incam ‘Okame’ with its first flowers out. Prunus x incam ‘Okame’ Prunus…

23rd May

…tiny nursery in Belgium four to five years ago and planted in nine groups of nine to try to give the public a good late season show in Kennel Close…

15th November

…in the spring. seed Prunus ‘Fragrant Cloud’ (‘Shizuka’) just turning colour. Prunus ‘Fragrant Cloud’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Pendula Aurea’ with autumn tints. Fagus sylvatica ‘Pendula Aurea’ Salix fargesii just turning. Salix…