13th May

…us years to notice it was even flowering! Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ A huge elderly clump of Rhododendron loderi which I usually…

11th May

…Fagus sylvatica ‘Black Swan’ leaves a week on. Fagus sylvatica ‘Black Swan’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Black Swan’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ just out. Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ A young Magnolia…

22nd June

…sun bleaches them red. Trachelospermum asiaticum ‘Summer Sunset’ Trachelospermum asiaticum ‘Summer Sunset’ 2017 – CHW I stopped in Carnon Downs on the way to Burncoose today to photograph this amazing…

27th April

…Snowflake’ SUPERB! I have never seen it anything like as good as this. Magnolia laevifolia ‘Summer Snowflake’ Magnolia laevifolia ‘Summer Snowflake’ Magnolia laevifolia ‘Summer Snowflake’ Magnolia laevifolia ‘Summer Snowflake’ Another…

25th July

…is smaller growing with reddish new growth but not that different. Gaura ‘Belleza’ Alstroemeria ‘Indian Summer’ – tall growing with bronzy foliage. Alstroemeria ‘Indian Summer’ Alstroemeria ‘Indian Summer’ Alstroemeria ‘Summer

4th October

…‘Oregon Sunset’ Hesperantha ‘Oregon Sunset’ Camellia ‘Dazzler’ now full out. Other Camellia sasanquas out today included ‘Hugh Evans’. Camellia ‘Dazzler’ Camellia ‘Dazzler’ Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’ with its attractively mottled…

23rd July

…Carpinus fangiana with its enormous trailing ‘tassels’. Carpinus fangiana Carpinus fangiana Zelkova serrata ‘Kiwi Sunset’ which goes on to produce wonderful autumn colour. Zelkova serrata ‘Kiwi Sunset’ Zelkova serrata ‘Kiwi…

19th March

…with its very dark foliage. Leucodendron ‘Burgundy Sunset’ One always thinks of spiraeas as summer flowering but Spiraea thunbergii is just coming out now. Spiraea thunbergii Spiraea thunbergii Spiraea thunbergii…

17th August

…‘Lilac Beauty’ Achillea ‘Summer Fruits Lemon’ and Achillea ‘Lilac Beauty’ Achillea ‘Summer Fruits Carmine’ and Agastache ‘Golden Jubilee’ Achillea ‘Summer Fruits Carmine’ and Agastache ‘Golden Jubilee’ Anemone ‘Pretty Lady Susan’…