12th April

…‘Tom Knudsen’ Camellia reticulata ‘Tom Knudsen’ Camellia reticulata ‘Tom Knudsen’ Camellia reticulata ‘Tom Knudsen’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ – again! Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ Camellia reticulata ‘Arch of Triumph’ –…

14th April

…‘Black Beauty’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ An elderly clump of Rhododendron loderi types which I had completely forgotten about and may have missed completely for years. Rhododendron loderi Rhododendron…

13th May

…1991. The former now relieved of the laurel hedge is flourishing. Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron concinnum – great purple but the…

8th April

…Festival’ Camellia ‘Spring Mist’ Camellia ‘Spring Mist’ Prunus maakii ‘Amber Beauty’ – glorious in full flower. Ours has not yet. Prunus maakii ‘Amber Beauty’ Prunus maakii ‘Amber Beauty’ Darmera peltata…

18th April

…Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ What I am now certain is the white form of Staphylea holocarpa flowering away with the flowers coming directly from…

5th April

…has its first three dark flowers. Never seen Dark Purple Dream and Black Tulip not out yet to compare. MAGNOLIA ‘Petit Chicon’ MAGNOLIA ‘Petit Chicon’ e) Magnolia ‘ Petit Chicon’…

25th November

…still pretty dry today. Umbellularia californica Umbellularia californica 2017 – CHW It is amazing how a blue hydrangea can turn and fade into such extraordinary dark colour. Mainly dark red…

13th February

…bholua ‘Limpsfield’ Daphne bholua ‘Limpsfield’ Daphne bholua ‘Gurka’ Daphne bholua ‘Gurka’ Daphne bholua ‘Gurka’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’…

12th February

…speed on camellias again after so long. Camellia ‘Admiral Spry’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ with one flower out and huge buds. Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ The…

4th May

…gate is now complete. Six large leafed sutchuanense hybrids, two ‘Moonstone’, three Rhododendron canadense, four ‘Beauty of Littleworth’, two helolepsis, two fargesi and several others. The ‘Moonstone’ and ‘Beauty of…