12th April

…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 reticulata ‘Interval’ Camellia…

25th March

…inner tepals and on the 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…

3rd July

…yellow throats. Phygelius x rectus ‘Devil’s Tears’ Phygelius x rectus ‘Devil’s Tears’ The enormous Pittosporum tenuifolium which gives us privacy has been partially uprooted in a gale and is now…

10th March

…x Magnolia x veitchii) – 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…

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…

11th April

…Pirouette’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Mags Pirouette’ Magnolia ‘Crimson Stipple’ unexciting and not very ‘crimson’ at all. Magnolia ‘Crimson Stipple’ Magnolia ‘Crimson Stipple’ Magnolia amoena was a rather better form than…

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’…

27th April

…now rather more established and starting to cascade nicely although it was slow to establish. Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’…

25th April

…Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ looking superb too. Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Betula utilis ‘Wakehurst Place Chocolate’ (Wakehurst Chocolate is…

20th March

…about soil and shelter not to mention their attraction to deer. We see: Camellia reticulata ‘Crimson Robe’ Camellia reticulata ‘Crimson Robe’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ Camellia reticulata ‘Crimson Robe’ Camellia…