1st April

…undersides to the leaves. We must propagate this next autumn. hybrid between Michelia doltsopa and Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ hybrid between Michelia doltsopa and Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ This is…

27th June

…on the new camera to try to get the pictures better. Total failure I fear. Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ The seed heads…

23rd March

…Opening slightly wind scuffed by the recent east winds. Magnolia mollicomata Magnolia ‘Purple Splendour’ and Michelia doltsopa look good together in the distance. Magnolia ‘Purple Splendour’ 2021 – CHW The…

13th March

…x M. campbellii ‘Betty Jessel’ is good but, yet again, I can find no registered name. Magnolia ‘Darkest Purple’ x M. campbellii ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Darkest Purple’ x M. campbellii…

15th May

…‘Crimson Cloud’ is a wonderful hawthorn! Better even than ‘Paul’s Scarlet’. Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Ceanothus thrysiflorus ‘Snow Showers’ making good headway…

29th May

…‘Rosebud’ Azalea ‘Rosebud’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ as good as ever in the Isla Rose Plantation. Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Aesculus x mutabilis ‘Induta’ had pride…

8th September

…sikkimense 2017 – CHW Surprising what is still in flower while autumn approaches.Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’ with wonderful autumn colour. Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’ Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’ Cornus amomum…

17th May

…Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Syringa tomentella from Roundabarrow with its first few flowers. Syringa tomentella Abelia floribunda looking good in the Isla Rose. It thrives in…

21st September

…Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ often has the odd flower but is now full out. Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ Seed and flower buds on Camellia taliensis. Should…

28th March

…camphora grows nearby whose leaves smell as you would expect when crushed. Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Rhododendron pseudochyrsanthemum is just out below Donkey Shoe. The leaf…