5th April

…the jury 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…

24th May

…debate the silver medal remains silver and the queues to come aboard the train are 200 yards long which obscures the hostas which do not sell at all. Bowdens put…

2nd January

…(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 variety but this…

8th April

…at 4ft tall after a cold winter. Hydrangea lobbii Hydrangea lobbii Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver King’ leafing up nicely. The silver variegation is irregular. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver King’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver

6th May

…var jacquemontii ‘Jermyns’ Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Jermyns’ Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ An interesting birch display…

13th March

…like cinnamon. Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver 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…

13th February

…planting out. Camellia champetre ‘Fairy Blush’ – looks rather tender Camellia champetre ‘Fairy Blush’ Camellia champetre ‘Fairy Blush’ Camellia ‘Silver Chalice’ Camellia ‘Silver Chalice’ Camellia ‘Silver Chalice’ Camellia ‘Black Magic’…

8th February

…in the Rookery. Several youngish plants here in a clump which will give wind protection from easterly gales over time. Camellia ‘Silver Anniversary’ Camellia ‘Silver Anniversary’ Another couple of plants…

18th February

…Mahonia bealei ‘Cornish Silver’ Mahonia bealei ‘Cornish Silver’ Also Mahonia gracillipes x fortunei. Mahonia gracillipes x fortunei I think both of these would be well worth reserving as new plants…

8th September

…oligandrum Aralia elata in full flower. Aralia elata Aralia elata Zenobia with ripening seeds. Zenobia Buddleia ‘Silver Anniversary’ – in flower. An attractive combination with the leaves. Buddleia ‘Silver Anniversary’…