30th January

…started in the usual rain but improved. Lonicera x purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ out in the sun in the nursery. Lonicera x purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ Lonicera x purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ The…

24th April

Beauty’ Malus ‘Royal Beauty’ 2022 – CHW I thought I heard a cuckoo earlier this week but I definitely did in Old Park last night at the top of the…

1st May

…Pink’ now properly out either side of the path by George’s Hut and scenting it well. Magnolia (Michelia) ‘Touch of Pink’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ behind George’s Hut. Rhododendron ‘Beauty

12th April

…and Bea. Malus ‘Royal Beauty’ – another one out in the Kitchen Garden. Malus ‘Royal Beauty’ The Gunnera beds in Old Park are taking off. Some of these leaves have…

4th May

…of Littleworth’ at its best and now layered for posterity. Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron cinnarbarinum subsp. xantocodon Purpurellum Group with a few flowers. This is…

12th February

…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 clump…

5th May

…reticulatum perhaps? Surely a Rh. reticulatum subspecies would have some evergreen leaves? Rhododendron wadanum ‘Album’ Staphylea colchica ‘Black Beauty’ now into leaf. It will get darker yet. Staphylea colchica ‘Black…

3rd June

…flowers on Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’. Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Flowers on Ilex yunnanensis which is developing well as an upright shrub. At Rosemoor it is used as…

13th May

…1980 and 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…

29th September

…Fruit on Viburnum nudum ‘Pink Beauty’. Viburnum nudum ‘Pink Beauty’ I was impressed with the first flowers on Malus trilobata. Here are the first fruits which Brock, the Labrador, decided…