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

…elongatus ‘Blue Chip’ Still several good flowers on Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ which we had full out on the stand at Chelsea six weeks ago. Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage

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

…last photographed 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…

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’…

31st July

…grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ 2019 – CHW Interesting to compare the summer leaf forms of our various Gingko biloba varieties growing here today. The Plant Heritage stand…

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…