18th April

…a day or two a most attractive contrast and how this excellent plant gets its name. Corylopsis sinensis ‘Spring Purple’ Corylopsis sinensis ‘Spring Purple’ Amelanchier lamarckii on the drive –…

9th February

…confusa Sarcocca hookeriana ‘Purple Stem’ Sarcocca hookeriana ‘Purple Stem’ Sarcocca hookeriana ‘Purple Stem’ Sarcocca orientalis Sarcocca orientalis Sarcocca orientalis Sarcocca ruscifolia Sarcocca ruscifolia Sarcocca hookeriana digyna Sarcocca hookeriana digyna Sarcocca…

3rd March

Purple Group 73B – Strong Purplish Pink Full out – outside of tepals Purple Group 75C – Very Light Purple We will now send off the full registration form with…

26th May

…a trip to look at newer plants in Kennel Close. Ailanthus altissima ‘Purple Dragon’ still with purple new growth. Attractive! Ailanthus altissima ‘Purple Dragon’ Ehretia thrysiflora has purple new growth…

15th April

…Star’ Magnolia ‘Purple Globe’ with its first flower somewhat battered. A new one to us. Magnolia ‘Purple Globe’ Magnolia ‘Purple Globe’ Magnolia (Michelia) platypetala now full out. A superb species…

21st March

…last week. Are we 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…

9th April

…Magnolia ‘Purple Prince’. No idea of its provenance. Magnolia ‘Purple Prince’ Magnolia ‘Purple Prince’ Magnolia ‘Purple Prince’ Rhododendron principis Rhododendron principis Rhododendron principis Rhododendron principis One of the last bulbicodums…

22nd April

…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 also be purple or rose-purple. One…

5th April

Purple Dream’ M. ‘Black Tulip’ x M. ‘Deep Purple Dream’ d) Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Deep Purple Dream’ has its first three dark flowers. Never seen Dark Purple Dream…

12th May

…‘Pushy Purple’ Rhododendron ‘Pushy Purple’ 2019 – CHW Exciting news! Meliosma oldhamii (formerly Meliosma pinnata var. oldhamii) has produced a number of flower heads at the apex of its stems….