24th April

…have not! The reddish one I discover is ‘Salmon Pink Cushion’ and the pinker one is ‘Gerards Salmon’. Well worth propagating now! Azalea ‘Salmon Pink Cushion’ Azalea ‘Salmon Pink Cushion’…

11th March

…Aucuba japonica ‘Dentata’ Chionodoca ‘Pink Giant’ – a good light pink form too which appeared to self sow itself. Chionodoca ‘Pink Giant’ Chionodoca ‘Pink Giant’ Chionodoca ‘Pink Giant’ And a…

14th April

…Magnolia ‘Pink Surprise’ (Magnolia ‘Galaxy’ x Magnolia ‘Toro’) flowering properly for the first time. Magnolia ‘Pink Surprise’ Magnolia ‘Pink Surprise’ Magnolia ‘Pink Surprise’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ is now fully open and…

12th April

…with age (Magnolia ‘Pink Surprise’ is Magnolia ‘Galaxy’ x Magnolia ‘Toro’). Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Woodsman’ x Magnolia ‘Pink Surprise’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Woodsman’ x Magnolia ‘Pink Surprise’ Magnolia x brooklynensis…

26th April

…hint of pink in bud and you have to strain your eyes to see the pink in the tepals after that. Magnolia ‘Pink Kobus’ Acer palmatum ‘Orange Dream’ is quite…

5th May

…creamy white insides to the near black tepals. Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Our largest Magnolia rostrata has flower buds showing pink very high up. This was given to us…

13th March

…Salix fargesii Salix fargesii Camellia ‘Pink Icicle’ has very variable flowers as they open fully. Camellia ‘Pink Icicle’ Camellia ‘Pink Icicle’ Magnolia ‘Cecil Nice’ about to open. Magnolia ‘Cecil Nice’…

2nd June

Pinkish red with an orange flare. Hugely scented in today’s heatwave and gentler east winds. Pinkish red Pinkish red Pinkish red Pinkish red Then a red one with an orange…

24th June

…forgotten that we still have one really decent clump of Rhododendron royalii ‘Pink Flush’. Rhododendron royalii ‘Pink Flush’ Rhododendron royalii ‘Pink Flush’ Rhododendron royalii ‘Pink Flush’ Probably the best thing…

20th April

…and short lived in a garden context where it always looks a bit ‘miffy’ except perhaps when in flower. Azaleodendron ‘Hardijzer Beauty’ Azaleodendron ‘Hardijzer Beauty’ Azalea ‘Pink Pancake’ – an…