9th April

…than others. A second plant in Kennel Close is also performing. Magnolia ‘Purple Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Purple Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Purple Splendour’ Magnolia sprengeri ‘Daisy Diva’ – almost a semi double flower…

15th April

…Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Purple Globe’ with its first flower somewhat battered. A new one to us. Magnolia ‘Purple Globe’ Magnolia ‘Purple Globe’ Magnolia (Michelia) platypetala…

18th April

…‘Deep Purple Dream’ Prunus matsumae ‘Hanaguruma’ was given to us by Harvey Stephens of the Savill Gardens. A really good double flowered pink cherry. Prunus matsumae ‘Hanaguruma’ Magnolia ‘Purple Sensation’…

3rd June

…new clone to me with really red new growth. Stachyurus praecox ‘Devon Purple’ Stachyurus praecox ‘Devon Purple’ Cyphomandra corymbiflora – a new genus to us from the Andes. Cyphomandra corymbiflora…

27th June

…Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ The seed heads are forming on Symplocus paniculata. These will turn blue in September. I missed the flowers…

13th March

…like cinnamon. Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Then we get to three original michelia plants above the greenhouse which used to have lead…

29th May

…as ever in the Isla Rose Plantation. Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Aesculus x mutabilis ‘Induta’ had pride of place in the Morgan Stanley show garden at…

27th August

…were in more shade. Again avoid the few flowers still showing their original and correct flower colours. pinkish then changing to purple hydrangea pinkish then changing to purple hydrangea pinkish…

3rd March

…determined that for registration the colour codes are as follows: In bud – Red Purple Group 70B – Strong Reddish Purple Full out – inside of tepals Red Purple Group…

22nd April

…in full shade in The Rockery and performing well today. This is a reddish-purple form without the dark purple spots or blotches which you see in some others which can…