1st May

…brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ is very fine and black as it opens. Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Another new one to us flowering for the first…

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…

8th April

…Festival’ Camellia ‘Spring Mist’ Camellia ‘Spring Mist’ Prunus maakii ‘Amber Beauty’ – glorious in full flower. Ours has not yet. Prunus maakii ‘Amber Beauty’ Prunus maakii ‘Amber Beauty’ Darmera peltata…

15th September

orange new shoots are going from red to orange as they will be soon. Tilia cordata ‘Winter Orange’ Tilia cordata ‘Winter Orange’ Tilia cordata ‘Winter Orange’ Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’ was…

13th February

…‘Garden House Ghost’ Daphne bholua ‘Limpsfield’ Daphne bholua ‘Limpsfield’ Daphne bholua ‘Limpsfield’ Daphne bholua ‘Gurka’ Daphne bholua ‘Gurka’ Daphne bholua ‘Gurka’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne…

13th May

…1991. The 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…

12th April

…‘Tom Knudsen’ Camellia reticulata ‘Tom Knudsen’ Camellia reticulata ‘Tom Knudsen’ Camellia reticulata ‘Tom Knudsen’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ – again! Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ Camellia reticulata ‘Arch of Triumph’ –…

4th May

…gate is now complete. Six large leafed sutchuanense hybrids, two ‘Moonstone’, three Rhododendron canadense, four ‘Beauty of Littleworth’, two helolepsis, two fargesi and several others. The ‘Moonstone’ and ‘Beauty of…

10th April

…too. Azaleodendron ‘Hardijzer Beauty’ Azaleodendron ‘Hardijzer Beauty’ A young Osmanthus yunnanensis with its first flowers. Some leaves have spines and some do not. Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis This clump of…

2nd May

…aerial. Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Our old Litsea japonica tree died and fell over in the recent gales. At the base it has several root suckers….