4th March

…‘Alba’ seedling in the Auklandii Garden is at its best in the sun. Pinkish flamingos indeed! Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ seedling Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ seedling Petals falling under the Magnolia campbellii…

11th July

…macedonica ‘Thunder and Lightning’ Veronica longifolia ‘Marietta’ Veronica longifolia ‘Marietta’ Salix udensis ‘Golden Sun’ with incredibly yellow foliage even in full sun Salix udensis ‘Golden Sun’ Salix udensis ‘Golden Sun’…

19th June

…always wondered what Dipteronia sinensis looked like in flower. Several plants are older than this one but none are in full sun as this is. Attractive young new growth and…

21st March

…microphylla ‘Sun King’ Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ A young Daphniphyllum oldhamii with reddish new growth. Daphniphyllum oldhamii Daphniphyllum oldhamii Rhododendron ‘Harry Tagg’ excellent on Burns Bank….

29th December

…by the Playhouse in 2012 but this plant is well protected at the top of the garden. Sophora japonica ‘Sun King’ Sophora japonica ‘Sun King’ First flower on Camellia ‘Salutation’…

5th April

…(former gardeners) I find a Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’ seedling still full out in the sun which is invisible from the drive below. Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’ And another elderly clump of…

10th April

…burmanicum just out. The parent of many yellow hybrids. Sophora japonica ‘Sun King’ absolutely full out. The flowers crowd out the few visible leaves. Sophora japonica ‘Sun King’ Sophora japonica…

30th August

…large shrub with quite some late season impact. Heptacodium miconoides Heptacodium miconoides Heptacodium miconoides Heptacodium miconoides Heptacodium miconoides Quercus cerris ‘Argenteovariegata’ stands out nicely in the sun. A wonderful colour…

3rd August

sun. Camellia japonica Camellia japonica The hunt for Eucryphia and Hoheria out in early August revealed that it is still a bit early for most but not all of them….

17th June

…garden now with much to interest all types of gardener and including many South African herbaceous plants.Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ in full flower in the sun in a corner of the…