10th June

…Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ Cornus florida ‘Red Giant’ Planted in 1991 this enormous but rather hidden away plant will be the best thing in the…

7th November

…decent show of autumn colour too to add yet more value to this exceptional form. Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ Osmanthus heterophyllus is a pretty dull…

31st May

…rest of the garden is very nearly over. Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ Syringa yunnanensis flowering for the first time. Bought from Glendoick. A bit like Syringa pinnata in…

18th September

…July. There are a few orange strawberries showing up but not that many. Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ 1971 – FJW The Duke of Cornwall came to stay. Arrived…

17th June

…with much to interest all types of gardener and including many South African herbaceous plants. Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ in full flower in the sun in a corner of the walled…

3rd June

…close run thing as to whether this or Cornus ‘Satomi’ is the best plant flowering in the garden today. Rhododendron decorum Rhododendron decorum Rhododendron decorum 2016 – CHW Magnolia ‘Coral…

20th June

…‘Satomi’ far and away the best. As usual US breeders have named far too many seedlings! Good in the garden but too boring to try to collect a full set….

23rd June

…the other similar aspera villosa types here. Hydrangea longipes Hydrangea longipes Cornus kousa ‘Doubloon’ as covered and splendid as ever. Perhaps our best Cornus in flower today? ‘Satomi’ is probably…

14th June

…gathers pace: Cornus kousa ‘Heart Throb’ below the Fernery is in full sun but not the same shape or as red as ‘Satomi’. Very nice and we need to remove…