13th April

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 fades…

6th April

…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 good display on…

7th May

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

17th February

…of course. Quite nice and flowering next to another Prunus ‘Okame’. Anyone any ideas? white very early flowering prunus white very early flowering prunus fourth Prunus ‘Okame’ A fourth Prunus

8th April

…Anne’ Rhododendron ‘Princess Anne’ Lysichiton camschaticum Lysichiton camschaticum Sorbaria sorbifolia ‘Sem’ – superb double new coloured growth. Prunus ‘Royal Burgundy’ – well worth stocking. Prunus ‘Royal Burgundy’ Prunus ‘Royal Burgundy’…

9th April

…‘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 effective in maturity. Prunus Jo-Nioi Prunus Jo-Nioi…

20th August

Prunus perulata Prunus perulata Prunus perulata Styrax japonicus ‘Snow Cone’ blew over in last night’s gale. As you can see (and as recorded in this diary) a year or so…

28th April

…unusual Japanese names these obscure cherries present a naming problem. PRUNUS gyoiko PRUNUS gyoiko PRUNUS gyoiko Prunus ‘Gyoiko’ above the Petrol House has a splendid greenish hue and green veining….

14th April

Prunus mahaleb Prunus mahaleb Prunus mahaleb Prunus mahaleb 2019 – CHW Today another attempt to differentiate between Magnolia ‘Daybreak’ and Magnolia ‘Peachy’. We entered Magnolia ‘Peachy’ in two classes at…

19th April

…(let us forget the Japanese name here) living up to its name perfectly. Prunus ‘Chocolate Ice’ Prunus ‘Chocolate Ice’ Prunus ‘Fragrant Cloud’ slightly pink in bud opening pinkish white then…