14th April

…spread. Olearia solandri ‘Aurea’ Olearia solandri ‘Aurea’ Olearia solandri ‘Aurea’ Magnolia ‘Gold Cup’ is more ‘gold’ in bud than when open! Magnolia ‘Gold Cup’ Magnolia ‘Gold Cup’ Magnolia ‘Gold Cup’…

10th June

…‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ (‘Miss Satomi’ in the new Hillier’s) Growing in full sun in the open…

23rd June

…Cornus kousa ‘Doubloon’ Cornus kousa ‘Doubloon’ Seed pods starting to form on a youngish Rehderodendron macrocarpum. Now that we are closed the Kania 2000 squirrel traps can go out again…

19th May

…polyandrum Rhododendron polyandrum Rhododendron griersonianum has always been a sparse flowerer but this clump is very old indeed. Rhododendron griersonianum Rhododendron griersonianum Rhododendron haematodes nearly over. Rhododendron haematodes Carpinus fangiana…

10th September

…‘Wisley Bonfire’ just starting to turn to its wonderful autumn colouring in the nursery. Nyssa sylvatica ‘Wisley Bonfire’ Nyssa sylvatica ‘Wisley Bonfire’ Cornus florida well on the way to autumn…

12th July

…which we do stock but I have never seen it flowering this well in the nursery Phantom Phantom Our taller growing Monarda varieties always look scruffy in the nursery even…

24th May

…Rhododendron Unknown Rhododendron Alniphyllum aff. eberhardii is now about 15ft tall. Huge amounts of new growth but no sign of any flowers yet. I wonder when in the year this…

6th May

…Rhododendron ‘Halfdan Lem’ nearby are a splendid red. Doing well in a quite exposed position near the Hotei seedlings. Rhododendron ‘Halfdan Lem’ Rhododendron ‘Halfdan Lem’ Rehderodendron macrocarpum is not out…

23rd May

…‘Cetemayo’ – bought from Millais Nurseries Rhododendron ‘Glendoick Velvet’ Rhododendron ‘Glendoick Velvet’ Rhododendron ‘Glendoick Velvet’ – plastered, but not my colour. Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’ Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’ Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’…

22nd April

…rhododendron layering rhododendron layering rhododendron layering rhododendron layering Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ full out now. Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ Michelia martinii has dropped its old leaves as the new growth comes. I have looked…