5th August

…Catalpa bignonoides Cordyline australis ‘Purpurea’ with huge seed heads. Cordyline australis ‘Purpurea’ Cordyline australis ‘Purpurea’ Cordyline australis ‘Purpurea’ A Cordyline australis tree or two alive and well here. Cordyline australis…

8th September

…Rudbeckia triloba ‘Prairie Glow’ Echinacea purpurea Echinacea purpurea Echinacea purpurea Kniphofia ‘Little Maid’ rather late in the season. Kniphofia ‘Little Maid’ Kniphofia ‘Little Maid’ Malus ‘Golden Hornet’ laden down with…

6th June

…‘Purpurea’ growing on the side of the packing shed. Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’ Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’ 2016 – CHW The medlar tree is in place on the bank outside the front…

13th February

…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 greenhouses ready for…

17th May

…colour in the leaf. Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’ Staphylea holocarpa var rosea by the fernery is now a large plant showing up spectacularly today from the…

24th August

…‘Nymansay’ A tail end flower on Catalpa x erubescens ‘Purpurea’ with secondary purple new growth appearing as well. Catalpa x erubescens ‘Purpurea’ Catalpa x erubescens ‘Purpurea’ Flower buds only, as…

25th April

…drooping branches. Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ looking superb too. Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Betula utilis ‘Wakehurst Place Chocolate’ (Wakehurst…

20th November

…last year. Seems to be a very early variety. Camellia ‘Takanini’ First flowers on Viola labradorica ‘Purpurea’. Viola labradorica ‘Purpurea’ Unusual to find a flower on Datura sanguinea in November!…

24th March

…Cubby following the gator rather than the party on foot. Cubby The leader has been blown or snapped out of Catalpa x erubescens ‘Purpurea’. Catalpa x erubescens ‘Purpurea’ 2017 –…

13th July

…the purple-black leaves. Oxalis purpurea from South Africa I am fairly sure. Oxalis purpurea A peculiar new hosta with crinkled leaves which I did not like but some might well!…