29th April

…canadensis ‘Appalacian Red’ coming out a bit more. Cercis canadensis ‘Appalacian Red’ Cercis canadensis ‘Appalacian Red’ Ailanthus altissima ‘Purple Dragon’ just in leaf – impressive! Sale of the genus ailanthus…

28th May

…out and excellent today. Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ 2019 – CHW Old Park was well worth a post Chelsea catch up visit. Rhododendron (Azalea) atlanticum…

18th July

…Dutch White’ Agapanthus ‘Little Dutch White’ Agapanthus ‘Little Dutch White’ An interesting new low growing Sedum spurium “Dragon’s Blood”. Very good! Sedum spurium “Dragon’s Blood” Sedum spurium “Dragon’s Blood” Sedum…

28th July

…hard to believe. Rhododendron emarginatum Lilium superbum Lilium superbum I have no idea what this orange-red rhododendron is but am delighted that we have layered it now. orange-red rhododendron orange-red

28th November

…Blaze’ Tilia cordata ‘Winter Orange’ below White Styles below White Styles All now planted and wired up with deer and rabbit protection. wired up This should one day make a…

10th August

…‘Purple Dragon’ Ailanthus altissima ‘Purple Dragon’ No flowers yet on Catalpa setchuenensis. Catalpa setchuenensis Catalpa setchuenensis Sorbus gongashanice covered in seed heads. Sorbus gongashanice Sorbus gongashanice Crataegus schraderiana virtually leafless…

26th May

…Azalea ‘Royal Command’ was over a fortnight ago. Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ This very late flowering evergreen azalea in full shade below the Hovel has…

1st August

Dragon’ was attractive and new. Lophomyrtus x ralphii ‘Magic Dragon’ Lophomyrtus x ralphii ‘Magic Dragon’ Gaura ‘Rosyjane’ – I pictured last year as a nice bicolour. Gaura ‘Rosyjane’ Gaura ‘Rosyjane’…

29th July

…(as usual). About three seed capsules in varying stages of development. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ First flowers high up on Eucryphia ‘Nymansay’…

7th May

red. Carpinus betulus ‘Rockhampton Red’ Carpinus betulus ‘Rockhampton Red’ Malus ‘Comtesse de Paris’ is one of my favourites which I first saw on a stable wall at Llanover garden in…