26th April

pink form of M kobus. It only really has a hint of pink in bud and you have to strain your eyes to see the pink in the tepals after…

11th March

…Giant’ – a good light pink form too which appeared to self sow itself. Chionodoca ‘Pink Giant’ Chionodoca ‘Pink Giant’ Chionodoca ‘Pink Giant’ And a few more novelties in the…

13th March

…to the nearby michelias. Manglietia insignis Manglietia insignis trunk Manglietia insignis trunk Manglietia insignis Manglietia insignis Two 1991 planted Michelia doltsopas have made wonderful growth and will be the feature…

24th June

pink at first as you would expect with M. insignis. However the tepals recurve back under the flower as it comes out fully and the inner tepals are initially fairly…

24th April

…the ribbon Cutting the ribbon More ‘work in progress’! ‘work in progress’! Rhododendron groenlandicum in the new border. Rhododendron groenlandicum Rhododendron groenlandicum Cercis siliquastrum about to open in what has…

2nd June

…the eye today. Pinkish red with an orange flare. Hugely scented in today’s heatwave and gentler east winds. Pinkish red Pinkish red Pinkish red Pinkish red Then a red one…

20th June

…‘Pink Chimes’ is just out. Less pink in this one, other than the bud, in contrast to the one in full sun further up the drive. Even a long tailed…

20th November

Pink’ living up to its name. Lagerstroemia indica ‘Rhapsody in Pink’ Lagerstroemia indica ‘Rhapsody in Pink’ Cornus florida ‘Daybreak’ with a wonderful mix of autumn colour. Cornus florida ‘Daybreak’ Cornus…

10th March

…sprengeri ‘Dusty Pink’ Magnolia ‘Pink Sensation’ just out. An Ian Baldick introduction from New Zealand previously called ‘Ian’s Giant Pink’. It is not that ‘giant’ as yet? Magnolia ‘Pink Sensation’…

27th July

…leaves. Lagerstroemia indica ‘Rhapsody in Pink’ Lagerstroemia indica ‘Rhapsody in Pink’ Lagerstroemia indica ‘Rhapsody in Pink’ Lonicera ‘Rhubarb and Custard’ – a silly name for a new plant which is…