11th May

…wait and see what the 50 pages of government guidelines say today. Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ in bud. Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ making a good show….

13th May

…far now. What a spectacle and to think it took us years to notice it was even flowering! Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’…

25th July

…bronzy foliage. Alstroemeria ‘Indian Summer’ Alstroemeria ‘Indian Summer’ Alstroemeria ‘Summer Breeze’ – same applies. Nice colour mix close up but not so eye-catching. Looks pretty straggly even in a large…

27th April

…as this. Magnolia laevifolia ‘Summer Snowflake’ Magnolia laevifolia ‘Summer Snowflake’ Magnolia laevifolia ‘Summer Snowflake’ Magnolia laevifolia ‘Summer Snowflake’ Another (just out) Rhododendron niveum which is a rather stronger colour. Another…

30th May

…now open in Kennel Close. Why are the buds and flowers so much larger than on the original? Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ The Magnolia ‘Daphne’…

13th April

…between leaf and flower as the name implies. Prunus ‘Matsumae-fuki’ (syn ‘Chocolate Ice’) Prunus ‘Matsumae-fuki’ (syn ‘Chocolate Ice’) Prunus ‘Matsumae-fuki’ (syn ‘Chocolate Ice’) 2016 – CHW A most hectic day…

24th June

…pink. A spreading pendulous habit. Cornus kousa ‘Summer Stars’ Cornus kousa ‘Summer Stars’ Cornus kousa ‘Schmetterling’ only has a few on the very tips of its spreading and equally pendulous…

24th May

…Still plenty of flowers on Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’. Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Illicium majus with good new growth of 9-12in. Illicium majus Clethra fabri has very dark new growth. Clethra fabri…