6th May

…Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ An interesting birch display above the drive where their mainly white mature trunks will one day show up…

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…

18th July

…“Dragon’s Blood” Sedum spurium “Dragon’s Blood” Sedum spurium “Dragon’s Blood” Bought an Acacia boormanii to try at Caerhays. Upright pointed light blue foliage. Not listed in Hillier’s so likely to…

28th May

…years ago. Rhododendron haematodes One flower on Rhododendron haematodes. This is a replacement for long dead originals. Wisteria ‘Black Dragon’ Wisteria ‘Black Dragon’ Wisteria ‘Black Dragon’ on the gents’ loo…

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…

13th March

…Cloud’ Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Then we get to three original michelia plants above the greenhouse which used to have lead labels and collectors’ numbers. They…