12th April

…Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Nuccios Ruby’ – just one flower. Camellia reticulata ‘Nuccios Ruby’ Camellia reticulata…

5th March

…cross is called ‘Venus’. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Rebeccas Perfume’ – first decent full flowering…

14th April

…these brooklynensis hybrids providing you catch the flowers as they just emerge from the very black buds and ahead of the leaves. Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Magnolia x brooklynensis…

18th May

…the year. Rhododendron neeriflorum Rhododendron neeriflorum In the rockery Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ was sadly too far out to cut. Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ I have no idea what…

10th July

…blue-white bi-coloured red effect but the mopheads soon burn in the sun. Hydrangea ‘Lady Taiko’ Hydrangea ‘Lady Taiko’ Hydrangea ‘Lady Taiko’ Hydrangea ‘Geoffrey Chadbund’ – purplish at first fading to…

25th April

…as it ought to be? Magnolia ‘Rose Marie’ x ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Rose Marie’ x ‘Black Tulip’ This is one of the two plants on the drive of Magnolia ‘Margaret…

3rd March

…as Magnolia ‘Genie’ from a day ago. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ is now full out too. What an impressive…

26th April

…form). Rhododendron decorum Rhododendron decorum Rhododendron ‘Lady Montagu Group’ (Exbury) is quite nice but not a ‘Mrs Butler’ special. Rhododendron ‘Lady Montagu Group’ Rhododendron ‘Lady Montagu Group’ Rhododendron ‘Lems Cameo’…

28th May

…originals. Wisteria ‘Black Dragon’ Wisteria ‘Black Dragon’ Wisteria ‘Black Dragon’ on the gents’ loo just going over. The flowers tend to be hidden by the foliage but the smell drowns…

9th April

…Not a great colour but what a superb shape. Magnolia ‘Sundance’ 2015 – CHW MAGNOLIA ‘Black Tulip’ MAGNOLIA ‘Genie’ ?? tbc Magnolia Black Tulip is just strutting its stuff. A…