4th September

…species of crataegus to produce berries since planted two years ago. Crataegus schraderiana ‘Fire Ball’ Crataegus schraderiana ‘Fire Ball’ Crataegus schraderiana ‘Fire Ball’ Sorbus japonica with fruits forming amid the…

25th August

…we hoped? aerial ball layers aerial ball layers A secondary flower on Magnolia ‘Sundance’ on Burns Bank. The first time this has had an autumn flower. It is similar to…

3rd August

…up well in 10 days: Crataegus ellwangeriana ‘Fire Ball’ – nearly ready for Asia to gather. Crataegus ellwangeriana ‘Fire Ball’ Crataegus combyi – likewise. Crataegus combyi Crataegus aprica is only…

2nd January

…in the foreground (three ‘japonicas’ in two days!). silver fir silver fir silver fir Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ just starting to show at the top of the bush. Now a popular…

5th April

…is out. Not in leaf at all yet and no catkins. Betula utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver

23rd March

…from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Rhododendron kendrickii nearly over just below the three Michelias. Rhododendron kendrickii Rhododendron kendrickii…

24th May

…plants not railway carriages’. The plants are pretty crap though and they have been awarded a silver medal (note, not the same as a silver gilt). But then the skulduggery…

15th June

…and Veronicastrum I think in the centre. ‘Grand Ball’ ‘Grand Ball’ “Demelza’s Kitchen” Demelza’s Kitchen ‘Country Inn’ by the lectern with wonderful use of ‘curly’ sycamore seeds. Country Inn Country…

5th August

…by Wisteria sinensis Acer x conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’ with, as usual, exceptional secondary new growth which is pink and white becoming mottled green and white. Acer x conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’…

8th April

…variegation is irregular. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver King’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver King’ Quercus monimotricha which Asia has cleverly grown from cuttings. Drooping silvery new growth on tall erect shoots. Quercus monimotricha…