18th April

…a most attractive contrast and how this excellent plant gets its name. Corylopsis sinensis ‘Spring Purple’ Corylopsis sinensis ‘Spring Purple’ Amelanchier lamarckii on the drive – one of at least…

3rd June

…‘Devon Purple’ – a new clone to me with really red new growth. Stachyurus praecox ‘Devon Purple’ Stachyurus praecox ‘Devon Purple’ Cyphomandra corymbiflora – a new genus to us from…

12th October

…‘Spring Purple’ Corylopsis ‘Spring Purple’ 1947 – CW Returned from Scotland. Very dry and rain badly wanted. Rho Yellow Hammer very good. Lapagerias nice. All the Rho auriculatum hybrids over….

5th April

…of its new leaves) looking splendid in the sun. Corylopsis willmottiae (now sinensis) ‘Spring Purple’ Corylopsis willmottiae (now sinensis) ‘Spring Purple’ Corylopsis willmottiae (now sinensis) ‘Spring Purple’ 2019 – CHW…

9th April

…than others. A second plant in Kennel Close is also performing. Magnolia ‘Purple Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Purple Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Purple Splendour’ Magnolia sprengeri ‘Daisy Diva’ – almost a semi double flower…

15th April

…Magnolia ‘Sundance’ Magnolia ‘Atlas’ – can there be a bigger magnolia flower? Magnolia ‘Atlas’ Magnolia ‘Atlas’ Magnolia ‘Purple Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Purple Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Purple Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Yakeo’ Magnolia ‘Yakeo’ Magnolia…

21st March

…two flowers. Not bad but not yet large flowers. Magnolia ‘Purple Star’ Magnolia ‘Purple Star’ Magnolia ‘Black Swan’ in a similar state. I fear this is wrongly named. I was…

26th May

…many evergreen azaleas seem to do this. Azalea ‘Greenway’ Azalea ‘Purple Triumph’ in the Rockery. Azalea ‘Purple Triumph’ Rhododendron radicans with only a few flowers. Rhododendron radicans This Daphne bholua…

8th October

…a very different colour to S.japonicus ‘Evening Light’ which is much blacker (and not purple) at this time of the year and with smaller leaves. Styrax japonicus ‘Purple Dress’ Styrax…

13th June

…The new growth is rather late on Corylopsis ‘Spring Purple’ but none the worse for that! Corylopsis ‘Spring Purple’ Corylopsis ‘Spring Purple’ A decent sized Magnolia wilsonii has failed to…