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…

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

31st March

‘Matsumae– hanaguruma’ Prunus ‘Matsumae– hanaguruma’ Prunus ‘Matsumae– hanaguruma’ Prunus ‘Hally Jolivette’ also looking a runner. Prunus ‘Hally Jolivette’ Prunus ‘Umineko’ has however been destroyed by rain – hardly any flowers…

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

7th April

…New Zealand garden beside the show tent we find a fine clump of Hebe rakiensis. Hebe rakiensis Hebe rakiensis Prunus ‘Matsumae Akathu Kinokana’ Prunus ‘Matsumae Akathu Kinokana’ Prunus ‘Matsumae Akathu…

25th March

…is an exceptional show. Planted in 2014. Prunus ‘Matsumae-hanaguruma’ Prunus ‘Matsumae-hanaguruma’ Prunus ‘Matsumae-hanaguruma’ Prunus ‘Matsumae-hanaguruma’ Amid a sea of primroses a cock pheasant prepares and preens for a harem of…

5th April

…planted last autumn is a good show already. These new Matsumae cherries are a must for all serious gardeners! Prunus matsumae-hanagasa (‘Pink Parasol’) Prunus matsumae-hanagasa (‘Pink Parasol’) Prunus matsumae-hanagasa (‘Pink…

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…

7th December

…Prunus ‘Shizuka’ (‘Fragrant Cloud’) – one of the new Matsumae cherries – has excellent late autumn colour despite growing in an exposed position. Another plus for this exciting new range…

26th November

…proper stake to get them going. Taiwania cryptomeroides Prunus ‘Matsumae-shizuka’ syn. ‘Fragrant Cloud’ not quite at its best as yet. Prunus ‘Matsumae-shizuka’ When Sorbus ullungdoensis arrived from Crûg it was…