15th May

…is a wonderful hawthorn! Better even than ‘Paul’s Scarlet’. Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Ceanothus thrysiflorus ‘Snow Showers’ making good headway in the…

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…

12th April

…been good. Hardly looks like a reticulata. Camellia reticulata ‘Pink Dahlia’ Camellia reticulata ‘Crimson Robe’ Camellia reticulata ‘Crimson Robe’ Camellia reticulata ‘Crimson Robe’ Camellia reticulata ‘Interval’ Camellia reticulata ‘Interval’ Camellia…

28th June

…worth its place in any garden. Earlier than other eucryphias and a long flowering season. Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ A new Styrax japonica to replace the…

25th March

…outer tepals only in bud. It seems to fade as they open. Magnolia ‘Crimson Stipple’ Magnolia ‘Crimson Stipple’ Magnolia ‘Crimson Stipple’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Powder Puff’ is exceptional and easily…

23rd March

…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 Michelias. Rhododendron kendrickii Rhododendron kendrickii…

10th March

…Gresham Hybrid Magnolia ‘Crimson Stipple’ Magnolia ‘Crimson Stipple’ Magnolia ‘Eleanor May’ (Magnolia mollicomata ‘Lanarth’ x Magnolia x soulangeana) Magnolia ‘Eleanor May’ Magnolia ‘Eleanor May’ Magnolia ‘Eleanor May’ Magnolia ‘Fire Glow’…

11th April

…‘Mags Pirouette’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Mags Pirouette’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Mags Pirouette’ Magnolia ‘Crimson Stipple’ unexciting and not very ‘crimson’ at all. Magnolia ‘Crimson Stipple’ Magnolia ‘Crimson Stipple’ Magnolia amoena…

2nd August

…Rhododendron auriculatum Rhododendron auriculatum Plenty of berries setting on Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’. Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ 2019 – CHW Off to Burncoose for a video and photography day –…

28th August

…now renamed as Magnolia cylindrica ‘Lv Xing’.] magnolia above Burns Bank magnolia above Burns Bank First berries for Asia to collect from Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ in the Isla Rose…