10th June

shade not yet showing. Rhododendron ‘Pink Polar Bear’ Rhododendron ‘Pink Polar Bear’ Magnolia ‘Porcelain Dove’ smelling very lemonish. This is a superb magnolia with a long flowering span. Magnolia ‘Porcelain…

23rd June

as well as free standing shrubs. Here Euonymus ‘Emerald and Gold’. Euonymus ‘Emerald and Gold’ Euonymus ‘Emerald and Gold’ Hebe rakiensis in full flower. Hebe rakiensis Hebe rakiensis Brachyglottis ‘Sunshine’…

19th May

cover or rather the viburnum is. Burncoose Nurseries Gold winning stand at Chelsea stand Burncoose Nurseries Gold winning stand at Chelsea 2015 Burncoose Nurseries at Chelsea 2015 Chelsea 2015 Plant…

10th September

or shortly and enjoy some early autumn colours in the late afternoon sun. Nyssa sinensis showing its first dark purple hues. Soon it will be purple all over. Nyssa sinensis…

24th May

flowers only just now out on Rhododendron griersonianum. Rhododendron griersonianum Rhododendron zaleucum (KW 20837) nicely out. Rhododendron zaleucum Rhododendron zaleucum The first flower panicle on Rehderodendron kweichowense is now almost…

6th May

Calocedrus decurrens ‘Burma Gold’ Clerodendron ugandense in the conservatory. Clerodendron ugandense Clerodendron ugandense An unnamed but highly scented conservatory plant. unnamed unnamed Wild Ajuga growing in meadowland. Ajuga Ajuga Ilex…

23rd May

Rhododendron ‘Glendoick Velvet’ Rhododendron ‘Glendoick Velvet’ Rhododendron ‘Glendoick Velvet’ – plastered, but not my colour. Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’ Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’ Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’ – Millais. Shy flowerer. Looked better…

22nd April

Rockery is nearly over in the shade. Light pink when it opens, fading quickly. The other plant in full sun is long over. Rhododendron ‘Ginny Gee’ Rhododendron ‘Ginny Gee’ Rhododendron…

11th July

‘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’ Elymus…

19th November

year’s new growth remain green. An odd effect. Magnolia obovata ‘Pink Flush’ Magnolia obovata ‘Pink Flush’ Liriodendron chinense just turning but much blown away here too unlike the show it…