2nd January

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 plant is mature so it…

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…

23rd March

…are much more doltsopa (nearly as good as Tom’s M. maudiae on Friday?). seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver

5th April

…utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ 2018 – CHW To Belvoir Castle to plan further planting in the Carlisle Garden and at…

13th March

…with very large pure white (rather than creamy) flowers and a different scent to the parent. This is more like cinnamon. Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Michelia…

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…

3rd October

…x conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’) with seed heads at Bonython. The Burncoose tree is now performing in a similar way. Acer ‘Silver Cardinal’ Acer ‘Silver Cardinal’ I think that this is…

8th April

…leafing up nicely. The silver 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…

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’…

31st December

…but this is rather better. Completely unfrosted. Camellia ‘Silver Anniversary’ Camellia ‘Silver Anniversary’ I had been expecting Rhododendron ‘Crossbill’ to show any day but nothing yet on the old plants…