24th April

…Rhododendron floccigeum Rhododendron floccigeum Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’. We must layer this plant! Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Hotei’ now full out. Rhododendron ‘Hotei’ Rhododendron tanastyllum…

30th January

…purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ out in the sun in the nursery. Lonicera x purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ Lonicera x purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ The herbaceous potting has been going on apace and the…

4th May

…of Littleworth’ at its best and now layered for posterity. Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron cinnarbarinum subsp. xantocodon Purpurellum Group with a few flowers. This is…

14th April

…‘Black Beauty’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ An elderly clump of Rhododendron loderi types which I had completely forgotten about and may have missed completely for years. Rhododendron loderi Rhododendron…

13th May

…former now relieved of the laurel hedge is flourishing. Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron concinnum – great purple but the flowers have…

12th April

…casualties along the way. Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ is quite well known. Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ Camellia reticulata ‘Simpatica’ is not. Camellia reticulata ‘Simpatica’ Camellia reticulata ‘Simpatica’ Camellia reticulata ‘S…

13th February

…‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Garden House Sentinel’ Daphne bholua ‘Garden House Sentinel’ Daphne bholua ‘Garden House Sentinel’ Daphne bholua ‘Garden House Sentinel’…

5th May

…adopted by everyone. Clare from Burncoose thinks my Prunus pendula ‘Stellata’ from the other day in the diary is Malus ‘Royal Beauty’ or Malus ‘Echtermeyer’. She is very probably right….

18th August

…Impressive seed heads now as well. Hypericum inodorum ‘Magical Beauty’ Hypericum inodorum ‘Magical Beauty’ Allium ‘Millennium Lavender Bubbles’ Allium ‘Millennium Lavender Bubbles’ Geranium ‘Hocus Pocus’ with near black leaves. Geranium…

7th June

…‘Cleopatra’ Eremurus x isabellinus ‘Cleopatra’ Eremurus ‘White Beauty Favourite’ Eremurus ‘White Beauty Favourite’ Eremurus ‘White Beauty Favourite’ Wisteria floribunda ‘Alba’. Flowering with the leaves. Wisteria floribunda ‘Alba’ Gillenia trifoliata in…