21st March

…now obliged to follow suit? Magnolia ‘Purple Star’ has its first two flowers. Not bad but not yet large flowers. Magnolia ‘Purple Star’ Magnolia ‘Purple Star’ Magnolia ‘Black Swan’ in…

9th April

…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 but cold damaged a…

15th April

…comes out. Magnolia ‘Lemon 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

5th April

Purple’ Corylopsis willmottiae (now sinensis) ‘Spring Purple’ Corylopsis willmottiae (now sinensis) ‘Spring Purple’ 2019 – CHW So now a viewing of more of the Betula species and varieties which we…

23rd March

…from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Rhododendron kendrickii nearly over just below the three Michelias. Rhododendron kendrickii Rhododendron kendrickii…

12th May

…ago. Rhododendron ‘Pushy Purple’ Rhododendron ‘Pushy Purple’ Rhododendron ‘Pushy Purple’ Rhododendron ‘Pushy Purple’ 2019 – CHW Exciting news! Meliosma oldhamii (formerly Meliosma pinnata var. oldhamii) has produced a number of…

18th April

…cherry. Prunus matsumae ‘Hanaguruma’ Magnolia ‘Purple Sensation’ is a later flowering New Zealander which is well worth growing. This is the last decent flower. Magnolia ‘Purple Sensation’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ is…

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…

15th May

…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 in the…