13th March

…like cinnamon. Michelia 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…

8th September

…with wonderful autumn colour. Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’ Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’ Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’ Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’ looking very fine. Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’ Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’ Caryopteris x…

27th June

…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 missed the flowers…

29th May

…as 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…

28th June

…other eucryphias and a long flowering season. Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ A new Styrax japonica to replace the two elderly specimens that have died up in…

11th March

…loebneri ‘Pink Cloud’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Pink Cloud’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Wildcat’ has extraordinary rose-like flowers. Magnolia x loebneri ‘Wildcat’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Wildcat’ 2018 – CHW I had thought…

28th March

…perfect today. Scenting the garden for 100 yards in each direction. Michelias doltsopas Michelias doltsopas Alongside it is Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ with smaller flowers and, surprisingly, a very different…

29th December

…colour by now but not this year. Michelia doltsopas Michelia doltsopas A flower or two, as last year, on Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’. This plant has an endless flowering season….

28th February

…a pollen cloud on a fine still day. Early or not? We saw the cephalotaxus nearly in flower three weeks ago and their similar ‘pollen cloud’ last March or April….

7th January

Cloud’. Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ Flowers soon to emerge on Aextoxicon punctatum. Aextoxicon punctatum Aextoxicon punctatum A magnolia flower out in every month continues to be a reality. Here a…