31st March

…Prunus matsumae ‘Beni-Yutaka’ Prunus matsumae ‘Beni-Yutaka’ Rhododendron sinogrande ‘Lord Rudolph’ is pink in bud opening to the more normal cream colour. Rhododendron sinogrande ‘Lord Rudolph’ Rhododendron sinogrande ‘Lord Rudolph’ Camellia…

23rd November

Beni-yutaka’ Prunus ‘Matsumae Beni-yutaka’ Prunus ‘Matsumae Beni-yutaka’ Prunus ‘Matsumae Beni-yutaka’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Golden Sun’ with wonderful red autumn colour. The new leaves may be yellow but the winter colour is…

13th April

…show and very pretty. Prunus ‘Matsumae-hanagasa’ (syn ‘Pink Parasol’) Prunus ‘Matsumae-hanagasa’ (syn ‘Pink Parasol’) Prunus ‘Matsumae-hanagasa’ (syn ‘Pink Parasol’) Prunus ‘Matsumae-beni-murasaki’ (syn ‘Candy Floss’) rather less spectacular but will be…

9th April

…performing rather well in Kennel Close. Magnolia ‘Crystal Chalice’ Magnolia ‘Crystal Chalice’ Magnolia ‘Crystal Chalice’ Magnolia ‘Crystal Chalice’ Prunus matsumae ‘Beni-Yutaka’ with its first flowers. The first of the Matsumae

4th April

…started a little planting up today but the bulk will now have to wait until next spring. new window Prunus matsumae ‘Beni-Yutaka’ looking very fine. Prunus matsumae ‘Beni-Yutaka’ Prunus matsumae

12th April

…I had completely forgotten by Tin Garden. Rhododendron arboreum ‘Blood Red’ Prunus matsumae ‘Beni-yutaka’ now full out. Prunus matsumae ‘Beni-yutaka’ Prunus matsumae ‘Beni-yutaka’ A well coloured Rhododendron sinogrande just starting…

14th April

‘Beni-yutaka’ planted in 2006. I had not realised that we had a mature matsumae variety. I bought this from Thornhayes nursery with no idea they were to become all the…

7th May

…cherries. When will these become more widely available to the trade? The best we saw were: Prunus matsumae – hayazaki Prunus matsumae – hayazaki Prunus matsumae – hayazaki Prunus matsumae

26th April

…from Thornhayes nursery who have a very odd trade discount system and do not like Burncoose much. Prunus ‘Beni-Yutaka’ Prunus ‘Beni-Yutaka’ Magnolia ‘Limelight’ with its broad spreading habit is just…

13th November

…Quercus palustric ‘Flaming Suzy’ living up to its name. Quercus palustric ‘Flaming Suzy’ Quercus palustric ‘Flaming Suzy’ Prunus ‘Beni-Yutaka’ turning a good dark red. Prunus ‘Beni-Yutaka’ Prunus ‘Beni-Yutaka’ Cornus controversa…