11th May

…four plants we looked at were laden to the brim with flowers and fully visible from a long way off. ENKIANTHUS ‘Vesta’ ENKIANTHUS ‘Vesta’ ENKIANTHUS ‘Venus’ E ‘Venus’ was out…

17th June

…full sun and the pure white flowers were nearly over and developing pinkish spots then more pink all over. The flower bracts are enormous. Cornus ‘Venus’ Cornus ‘Venus’ Cornus ‘Venus’…

14th September

…this above the Fernery and outside the Front Gate. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Venus’ Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Venus’ A youngish Lithocarpus cleistocarpa with the first ever gigantic (but still unripe) seed heads which…

20th April

…Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Vesta’ Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Venus’ is more sparse in its flowering and the trusses are more hidden by leaves. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Venus’ Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Venus’ Enkianthus campanulatus albiflorus is…

26th May

…flowerer here with flowers hidden away in the bush. Rhododendron loderi ‘Venus’ Rhododendron loderi ‘Venus’ Magnolia ‘Porcelain Dove’ is now full out too. Magnolia ‘Porcelain Dove’ Magnolia ‘Porcelain Dove’ The…

2nd November

…too late.Enkianthus campanulatus albiflorus is a good red. Enkianthus campanulatus albiflorus Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Venus’ starting to go yellow. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Venus’ Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Victoria’ – the remaining small leaves are…

13th March

…Zealanders is producing a wonderful new crop of magnolias with smallish but very dark red flowers. ‘Venus’ (Tulip x Ruby) is an exceptional plant with great commercial potential. Others, which…

4th May

…‘Georgette’ Rhododendron loderi ‘Georgette’ A hundred and twenty foot tall Sequoiadendron giganteum Sequoiadendron giganteum Sequoiadendron giganteum Ilex dipyrena Ilex dipyrena Ilex dipyrena Rhododendron ‘Jubilee Queen’ (loderi ‘Venus’ x Rose du…

30th November

…(unlabelled on the planting plan too but I suspect Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Venus’ or ‘Victoria’ from its growth habit). It has clearly got its seasons badly wrong and is starting to…

20th May

…have seen and to inform those who did not have the ‘luxury’ of visiting Chelsea themselves. STYRAX japonicus MAGNOLIA summer solstice MAGNOLIA sieboldii FURCRAEA EUPHORBIA ERIOBOTHRYA CALYCANTHUS venus 2016 –…