25th April

Glow’ Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ Aesculus neglecta ‘Erythroblastos’ – superb new growth which radically changes colour as it emerges. Aesculus neglecta ‘Erythroblastos’ Aesculus neglecta ‘Erythroblastos’ Prunus matsumae ‘Daikoku’ is one…

17th May

…one on this same bush. What a performance for a hydrangea! The first hydrangea out here too. Hydrangea ‘Madam E Mouilliere’ Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glowglowing in the sun. What…

5th February

…as is Camellia ‘Scentuous’ which is Camellia ‘Tiffany’ x Camellia lutchuensis. [It is Camellia ‘Paradise Glow’] Camellia ‘Paradise Glow’ Camellia ‘Paradise Glow’ Camellia ‘Paradise Glow’ Camellia ‘Adolphe Audusson’ also just…

31st July

…‘Pink Glow’ Malus ‘Pink Glow’ Malus ‘Pink Glow’ 2017 – CHW Off to Busy Bees fairly awful garden centre in the rain. Crammed with coach loads. Verbena rigida may be…

11th November

…williamsii Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ showing its best autumn colour. Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ This Hydrangea ‘Ayesha’ was cut back hard two…

8th September

…in full flower. Rudbeckia triloba ‘Prairie Glow’ Rudbeckia triloba ‘Prairie Glow’ Echinacea purpurea Echinacea purpurea Echinacea purpurea Kniphofia ‘Little Maid’ rather late in the season. Kniphofia ‘Little Maid’ Kniphofia ‘Little…

13th April

…as Tom Hudson’s plant and I wonder if they are indeed true to name? Enkianthus serrulatus Likewise three Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Ruby Glow’. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Ruby Glow’ Another good flower on…

23rd May

…usual media shambles but Naomie is on the front page of the Evening Standard with a bloody rhodo. Jim Gardiner and another very smart RHS party arrive at the stand…

12th June

…in too much sun. Styrax japonicus ‘Evening Light’ Styrax japonicus ‘Evening Light’ Styrax japonicus ‘Evening Light’ Yet another new variety of Styrax japonicus captured in flower today. This one is…

29th October

…Pseudowintera colorata ‘Red Glow’ Pseudowintera colorata ‘Red Glow’ Pseudowintera colorata ‘Moulin Rouge’ – some way between all of them. Pseudowintera colorata ‘Moulin Rouge’ Pseudowintera colorata ‘Moulin Rouge’ These pseudowintera are…