7th May

…sylvatica ‘Purpurea Asplenifolia’? A young Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’ at the top of the bank above the old dog kennels. Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’ As last year a good sized flower on…

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’…

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…

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…

8th September

…Glow’ 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…

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…

13th February

…are crap in the wind. Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’ Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’ 2016 – CHW A newly bought in batch of camellias from a French nursery are flowering away by the…

17th May

…see rather tiny and irregular evidence of the third colour in the leaf. Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’ Staphylea holocarpa var rosea by the fernery is now…

14th May

…Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’. Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’ Iris pseudacorus (yellow flag) growing by the pond. I wonder why I have never seen this out here…

25th April

…carnea ‘Aureomarginata’ Aesculus carnea ‘Aureomarginata’ Aesculus carnea ‘Aureomarginata’ Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ planted this year and now flowering well on its drooping branches. Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ Malus…