25th February

…the year. Prunus ‘Kursar’ Magnolia ‘Hot Lips’ – the red striping in the tepals is exceptionally good. Magnolia ‘Hot Lips’ Magnolia ‘Hot Lips’ Magnolia ‘Hot Lips’ Magnolia ‘Hot Lips’ Magnolia…

2nd April

…and attractive mix of colours. Can anyone help? Magnolia ‘Hot Lips’ Magnolia ‘Hot Lips’ Magnolia ‘Hot Lips’ Magnolia ‘Hot Lips’ We have older plants of Magnolia ‘Joe McDaniel’ but it…

6th April

…the name now does it credit when it is full out. Magnolia ‘Hot Lips’ Magnolia ‘Hot Lips’ Magnolia ‘Hot Lips’ First flower on Magnolia ‘Banana Split’. Magnolia ‘Banana Split’ Magnolia…

9th July

…in flowers. We saw this, still covered, well into last autumn. No frost to speak of so here it is again. Salvia ‘Hot Lips’ Salvia ‘Hot Lips’ These hemerocallis were…

1st December

…as well. Salvia x jamensis ‘Hot Lips’ Salvia x jamensis ‘Hot Lips’ The first yellow flowers are just out on the bushy Jasminum humile ‘Revolutum’ which I planted here 40…

2nd December

Lips’ remains in full radiant flower. It has survived here for several winters. Salvia x jamensis ‘Hot Lips’ Salvia x jamensis ‘Hot Lips’ Hanging over the wall above the salvia…

9th June

…but not a terribly robust plant. Calycanthus ‘Venus’ Calycanthus ‘Venus’ Calycanthus ‘Venus’ Salvia x jamensis ‘Hot Lips’ outside the estate office. You only get the two tone effect on some…

10th May

…it before. MAGNOLIA ‘Hot Flash’ MAGNOLIA ‘Hot Flash’ MAGNOLIA ‘Hot Flash’ MAGNOLIA ‘Woodsman’ x ‘Patriot’ MAGNOLIA‘Woodsman’ x ‘Patriot’ Magnolia ‘Woodsman’ x ‘Patriot’ – only a couple of flowers last year…

29th April

…name. Magnolia ‘Hot Flush’ Magnolia ‘Hot Flush’ Magnolia ‘Hot Flush’ Magnolia ‘Hot Flush’ Flowers on Salix fargesii – first time I have seen this. Salix fargesii Magnolia ‘Sunset Swirl’ Magnolia…

16th July

…Stewartia sinensis 2003 – FJW Rain came after warm (not hot) dry spell. 1989 – FJW Very hot spell continues – no end in sight. 1955 – CW It has…