14th March

…‘Raspberry Fun’ Magnolia ‘Raspberry Fun’ This one is also labelled as Magnolia stellata ‘Kiskei’ but the striping is rather less pronounced and it is certainly paler. Perhaps it is!? I…

10th April

…possibly Rhododendron concatenans or Rhododendron cinnabarinum? Is it lepidote or elepidote – need to check. MAGNOLIA ‘Raspberry Fun’ MAGNOLIA ‘Raspberry Fun’ aka ‘Leonard Messel’!! Jim Gardiner puts me firmly right…

5th April

…Octopus is the better flower. A bit similar to Magnolia ‘Wodas Memory’ but smaller. MAGNOLIA kobus ‘Octopus’ MAGNOLIA kobus ‘Octopus’ MAGNOLIA ‘Raspberry Fun’ MAGNOLIA ‘Raspberry Fun’ c) Quite the best…

8th April

…out. Magnolia ‘Spring Rite’ Magnolia ‘Spring Rite’ Magnolia ‘Raspberry Fun’ likewise. A much darker and better pink than the one seen yesterday in the Savill Garden. Magnolia ‘Raspberry Fun’ Magnolia…

15th April

…Magnolia ‘Crystal Chalice’ Magnolia ‘Raspberry Fun’ Magnolia ‘Raspberry Fun’ Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ – what a colour! Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Princess Margaret’ Magnolia ‘Princess Margaret’ 2017 –…

12th May

…of bud which will open in the forecast sun for the next few days. Argyranthemum ‘Raspberry Ruffles’ Argyranthemum ‘Raspberry Ruffles’ Geum ‘Tequila Sunrise’ is another new plant to us and…

29th March

…is the unnamed Symplocus species which Susyn Andrews will hopefully name and identify for us. It is forming a big tree. unnamed Symplocus species The Korean bred Magnolia ‘Raspberry Fun’…

31st August

…the tree several times! Crabiodendron yunnanense Crabiodendron yunnanense Crabiodendron yunnanense Rubus ichangensis is still in flower. This raspberry is very late to fruit and already the leaves have great red…

13th February

…to G. racemosa as described in Hillier’s? Griselinia ruscifolia Griselinia ruscifolia Griselinia ruscifolia Lonicera infundibulum rockii in flower too. Another winter flowering but shrubby honeysuckle with larger flowers than Lonicera…

12th July

…the wineberry, is a new plant to me but one which may well have merit in our catalogue if the prickles can be avoided. Rounded leaves and part raspberry, part…