30th April

…‘Jersey Belle’ What a show on the batch of specimen sized plants of Calycanthus raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’. Some held back in the cool for Chelsea. Calycanthus raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ Do…

6th July

Wine’ which we had full out on the stand at Chelsea six weeks ago. Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ This Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ is one…

10th April

…cross was our Rhododendron ‘Polgrain’. Rhododendron ‘Wine and Roses’ Rhododendron ‘Wine and Roses’ Rhododendron ‘Wine and Roses’ Daphnephyllum macropodum var humile in flower for the first time and a genuine…

24th October

…the 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…

18th April

…lost its wine tinge and the flowers are out. Aesculus glabra ‘April Wine’ Aesculus glabra ‘April Wine’ Magnolia ‘Raven’ was, I thought, much better than this but perhaps I should…

22nd April

…Rhododendron ‘Wine and Roses’ Rhododendron ‘Wine and Roses’ Rhododendron ‘Wine and Roses’ Another couple of Dad’s hybrids – Rhododendron decorum ‘High Sheriff’ x Rhododendron williamsianum and ‘Tinners Blush’ (paler) which…

22nd October

…these plants. Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Saxifraga fortunei ‘Shiranami’ literally plastered in flower with no leaves showing. What a plant this is…

19th November

…‘Ruby Wine’ living up to its name with pink seed capsules. The best new autumn colour that I have seen for ages. Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’…

4th January

…sprengeri ‘Diva’. Almost a year off. Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’ Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’ Rhododendron ‘Wine and Roses’ (a group of three) showing off the undersides of their leaves. Rhododendron ‘Wine and…

12th April

…Rhododendron ‘Lady Montagu Group’ splendid today. Exbury’s Rhododendron ‘Lady Montagu Group’ Rhododendron ‘Wine and Roses’ full out. Rhododendron ‘Wine and Roses’ Rhododendron ‘Wine and Roses’ A young Stachyurus salicifolius flowering…