26th May

…Dragon’ still with purple new growth. Attractive! Ailanthus altissima ‘Purple Dragon’ Ehretia thrysiflora has purple new growth and leaves unlike any other Ehretia I have seen. I still wonder about…

18th May

…‘Yellow Petticoats’. Rhododendron ‘Yellow Petticoats’ Rhododendron ‘Yellow Petticoats’ Rhododendron ‘Lemon Meringue’. Rhododendron ‘Lemon Meringue’ Rhododendron ‘Lemon Meringue’ Rhododendron ‘Lemon Meringue’ Still plenty of decent scented flowers on Michelia ‘Mixed up…

27th May

…as ‘Winsome’. Rhododendron ‘Fabia’ Rhododendron ‘Fabia’ Rhododendron ‘Yellow Petticoats’ is orange-red in bud opening yellow. The plants are absolutely covered in flower. Rhododendron ‘Yellow Petticoats’ Rhododendron ‘Yellow Petticoats’ Rhododendron ‘Lady…

18th April

…Corylopsis sinensis ‘Spring Purple’ Corylopsis sinensis ‘Spring Purple’ Amelanchier lamarckii on the drive – one of at least three. Similar to Amenlanchier laevis but the petals are smaller amongst other…

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…

21st March

…sieboldii Corylopsis sinensis ‘Spring Purple’ now well out but no new red leaves showing yet. Corylopsis sinensis ‘Spring Purple’ 2023 – CHW The original RHS herbarium record of Camellia saluenensis…

12th July

…Verbascum ‘Dark Eyes’ has a squat habit. Verbascum ‘Dark Eyes’ Verbascum ‘Dark Eyes’ Verbena ‘Santos Purple’ and Leucanthemum ‘Real Snowball’. Verbena ‘Santos Purple’ and Leucanthemum ‘Real Snowball’ Verbena ‘Santos Purple’…

8th March

…‘Michael’s Purple’ listed with this parentage. From what we saw yesterday I guess ‘Avalon’ as this was a 2017 planting and ‘Michael’s Purple’ is a brand new Lunaplant name (or…

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…

5th April

…‘Spring Purple’ (because of its new leaves) looking splendid in the sun. Corylopsis willmottiae (now sinensis) ‘Spring Purple’ Corylopsis willmottiae (now sinensis) ‘Spring Purple’ Corylopsis willmottiae (now sinensis) ‘Spring Purple’…