5th May

…this. Halesia macgregori Michelia x foggii ‘Jack Fogg’ has made a good show above Crinodendron Hedge. Michelia x foggii ‘Jack Fogg’ Michelia x foggii ‘Jack Fogg’ Michelia x foggii ‘Jack

1st January

…Spangles’ with its odd golden central leaf variegation. Camellia x williamsii ‘Golden Spangle’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Golden Spangle’ A clump of garlic well up for New Year’s Day! clump of…

23rd November

…Beni-yutaka’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Golden Sun’ with wonderful red autumn colour. The new leaves may be yellow but the winter colour is not! Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Golden Sun’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Golden Sun’…

29th November

…‘Golden Sunshine’ produces golden autumn colours as well as genuinely yellow leaves in the spring and summer. Salix udensis ‘Golden Sunshine’ Salix udensis ‘Golden Sunshine’ Glyptostrobus pensilis ‘Wooly Mammoth’ has…

29th March

…squarrosa hard hit by frost. Will new fronds still emerge? Doubtful. Dicksonia squarrosa Photinia x fraseri ‘Atropurpurea Nana’ with superb new growth appearing on this dwarfish shrub. No frost damage…

21st March

…The out of season flowers are much more turgid and darkish purple. Magnolia ‘March-Till-Frost’ Magnolia ‘March-Till-Frost’ The nearly pure white form of Camellia reticulata is an excellent plant. Camellia reticulata…

2nd May

…spicata ‘Golden Spring’ Corylopsis spicata ‘Golden Spring’ Staphylea colchica ‘Black Jack’ was a gift from a Swiss nursery friend. A new one for the Staphylea collection and well worth propagating…

8th September

…donax ‘Golden Chain’ Arundo donax ‘Golden Chain’ Arundo donax ‘Golden Chain’ Ligustrum japonicum ‘Aureum’ in full flower. Ligustrum japonicum ‘Aureum’ Ligustrum japonicum ‘Aureum’ Dregea sinensis Dregea sinensis Dregea sinensis 2016…

2nd February

…two in size. snowdrops on the lawn snowdrops on the lawn Rhododendron ‘Golden Oriole Talavera’ (formerly var ‘Talavera’) is very fine outside the front gate. Pale yellow. Golden Oriole var…

7th March

…flowers unlike ‘Talavera’ which is a pure yellow. This group is above Rogers Quarry. Rhododendron Golden Oriole var ‘Busaco’ Rhododendron Golden Oriole var ‘Busaco’ Rhododendron Golden Oriole var ‘Busaco’ The…