27th April

…now rather more established and starting to cascade nicely although it was slow to establish. Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’…

14th June

…of the trunk. Carpinus betulus ‘Purpurea’ Carpinus betulus ‘Purpurea’ Carpinus betulus ‘Purpurea’ Carpinus orientalis ‘Perdica’ with very small leaves. Carpinus orientalis ‘Perdica’ Carpinus orientalis ‘Perdica’ Carpinus rankanensis (the second younger…

5th August

…tenax Colletia hystrix 12ftx10ft. Colletia hystrix Colletia hystrix Catalpa bignonoides full out rather earlier than usual. Catalpa bignonoides Catalpa bignonoides Cordyline australis ‘Purpurea’ with huge seed heads. Cordyline australis ‘Purpurea’…

7th May

…‘Zlatia’ I am assuming this is the copper leaf coloured form of Fagus sylvatica ‘Asplenifolia’ so ‘Purpurea Asplenifolia’ I assume? Not listed in the new Hillier’s. Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Asplenifolia’?…

6th June

…at this wonderful chunky new growth on an Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’ growing on the side of the packing shed. Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’ Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’ 2016 – CHW The medlar…

13th February

…the stems in the old wood. Very pretty even if my pictures are crap in the wind. Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’ Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’ 2016 – CHW A newly bought in…

24th June

…sylvatica ‘Purpurea Pendula’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Pendula’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Pendula’ Had we been at the Hampton Court show in 10 days’ time this would have been a feature plant…

8th September

…in full flower. Rudbeckia triloba ‘Prairie Glow’ Rudbeckia triloba ‘Prairie Glow’ Echinacea purpurea Echinacea purpurea Echinacea purpurea Kniphofia ‘Little Maid’ rather late in the season. Kniphofia ‘Little Maid’ Kniphofia ‘Little…

17th May

…You have to look to the leaf edges to see rather tiny and irregular evidence of the third colour in the leaf. Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’…

14th May

…to be early in the year to see the three colours properly in the leaves of Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’. Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’ Iris pseudacorus…