13th April

…‘Gyoiko’ Prunus ‘Gyoiko’ Prunus ‘Gyoiko’ Prunus ‘Daikoku’ is even better! Prunus ‘Daikoku’ Prunus ‘Daikoku’ Prunus ‘Daikoku’ Sorbus yulana with its early leaves. Not very obviously Sorbus-like. Sorbus yulana Rhododendron monstroseanum…

7th May

Prunus matsumae – hayazaki Prunus matsumae – hayazaki Prunus matsumae – yaemiyams Prunus matsumae – yaemiyams Prunus matsumae – yaemiyams Prunus matsumae – yaemiyams Prunus ‘Asagi’ Prunus ‘Asagi’ Prunus ‘Asagi’…

6th April

…good here today well away from any other cherry to cross with. Prunus cerascifera Prunus cerascifera Prunus cerascifera Prunus cerascifera Another Prunus ‘Shirotae’ glows in Bond Street. Prunus ‘Shirotae’ A…

17th February

…rounded or compact habit (rather than upright and erect). Shrubby in fact! Prunus incisa ‘The Bride’ Prunus incisa ‘The Bride’ Prunus incisa ‘The Bride’ The taller growing Prunus x incam…

19th April

…other evergreen azaleas. Azalea ‘Greenway’ Prunus ‘Chocolate Ice’ (let us forget the Japanese name here) living up to its name perfectly. Prunus ‘Chocolate Ice’ Prunus ‘Chocolate Ice’ Prunus ‘Fragrant Cloud’…

5th April

…williamsii ‘E G Waterhouse’ Camellia x williamsii ‘E G Waterhouse’ Camellia x williamsii ‘E G Waterhouse’ Prunus ‘Shirotae’ is unbelievably good as usual. Prunus ‘Shirotae’ Prunus ‘Shirotae’ Prunus ‘Shirotae’ Behind…

8th April

…– ditto. Camellia ‘Spring 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…

9th April

…the Punch Bowl just coming out Azalea ‘Katsura-no-hana’ – Kirume. Azalea ‘Katsura-no-hana’ Azalea ‘Katsura-no-hana’ Prunus campanulata – really good! Prunus campanulata Prunus campanulata Prunus Jo-Nioi – single flowers but highly…

17th March

…Ingram’ as good as ever. Such a dark reddish-pink colour and not dissimilar to Prunus ‘Felix Jury’ really but this one is out much earlier. Prunus ‘Collingwood Ingram’ Prunus ‘Collingwood…

7th April

…morifolium already completely leafed up. Acer morifolium Acer morifolium Another Prunus ‘Hally Jolivette’ is full out in the wind. Another Prunus ‘Hally Jolivette’ Another Prunus ‘Hally Jolivette’ Buddleia salvifolia just…