24th October

…drive. Cercis ‘Forest Pansy’ Cercis ‘Forest Pansy’ Cercis ‘Forest Pansy’ The schima is still full out and receiving the strong winds. schima Calycanthus raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ is turning a vibrant…

28th May

…The first time Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ has flowered properly in Kennel Close. Quite a pale flower in reality. Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Magnolia ‘Southern Belle’ is nearly as…

1st August

…Thomas’ Lonicera perc ‘Graham Thomas’ Lonicera perc ‘Graham Thomas’ Lonicear x heckrotii ‘Gold Flame’ – if true to name? Lonicear x heckrotii ‘Gold Flame’ Lonicear x heckrotii ‘Gold Flame’ Now…

27th March

…at all bad with a whitish rim to the tepals. Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ 2018 – CHW This camera got dropped recently and is performing badly as you…

8th March

…‘Amethyst Flame’ Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ Magnolia ‘Felix Jury’ Magnolia ‘Felix Jury’ Magnolia ‘Felix Jury’ Magnolia ‘Picards Ruby’ x ‘F J Williams’ – first flowering here Magnolia ‘Picards Ruby’ x ‘F…

7th March

…Close. Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ First decent and unfrosted flowering of Magnolia sprengeri ‘Daisy Diva’ which was planted in 2015. Magnolia sprengeri ‘Daisy Diva’ Magnolia sprengeri ‘Daisy Diva’…

12th October

…a single seed pod. Magnolia ‘Sweet Sixteen’ Magnolia ‘Sweet Sixteen’ Amazingly Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ has a crop of flowers. It was covered in flowers in the spring so I am…

23rd April

…said was the best yellow. The original clump by the podocarpus forest died out years ago but yellows have improved mightily in 40 years and we pass by with little…

11th August

…wonderful colour combination of Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ and Ceros canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ makes. The ‘Annabelle’ need staking as here. Not bad either to see Hedera colchica ‘Sulphur Heat’ growing with…

20th February

…the flower spikes in full flower up high. Why does our Schima wallichii not set a crop of seed like this with us? Seedlings self-sown under this massive forest canopy…