6th January

…with plenty of bud on a large multi-stemmed bush in full leaf. There is always confusion with C. elegans and Cestrum fasciculatum / C. fasciculatum ‘Newellii’. C. elegans is variable…

8th April

…‘Matterhorn’ Staphylea elegans won its class. Staphylea elegans Staphylea elegans Malus ‘Everest’ was good too. Malus ‘Everest’ Malus ‘Everest’ Rhododendron ‘Cowslip’ – a williamsianum hybrid. Rhododendron ‘Cowslip’ Rhododendron primuliflorum Rhododendron…

30th July

…Cestrum elegans. The foliage is different though. Cestrum elegans Cestrum elegans Cestrum elegans Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Glow’ is probably sufficiently different and bicolor to make it a useful addition to the…

18th June

…a couple of buds on Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ Hosta sieboldiana elegans in full flower. Hosta sieboldiana elegans Hosta sieboldiana elegans 2017 – CHW A…

19th April

…azalea hybrids FJW’s azalea hybrids FJW’s azalea hybrids Staphylea ‘Elegans’ coming nicely into flower in the strong east wind today which has made photography difficult. Staphylea ‘Elegans’ Staphylea ‘Elegans’ Staphylea…

5th August

…pairs as you would expect and about 2in long. Staphylea x elegans Staphylea x elegans Just a couple of seed pods today on Staphylea trifolia. This species can be identified…

28th April

…pininana Echium pininana Staphylea x elegans is also a late flowerer compared to the rest. A tinge of red apparently as the buds open but we are almost too late…

8th July

…but only lightly and then trimmed to keep the invasive gorse, bramble and bracken under control. view Then back to more normality in the garden! Hosta sieboldiana ‘Elegans’ growing in…

26th February

…with darker but similarly shaped flowers is now out beside it. A second magnolia Camellia japonica ‘Elegans’ just out. This ought to be grown more widely. Again quite early for…