11th May

…Cornus ‘Venus’ Cornus ‘Venus’ Cornus ‘Venus’ Fagus grandiflora var. mexicana looks tenderish and has dieback. Fagus grandiflora var. mexicana Crataegus wattiana now in full flower. Crataegus wattiana Crataegus wattiana Crataegus…

20th April

…two flowers. Magnolia x soulangeana ‘Beugnon’ Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Venus’ now out as well. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Venus’ A now established Tilia endocrysa leafing up. Spectacular! Tilia endocrysa Tilia endocrysa Acer sterculaceum…

27th April

…clump of three. Rhododendron loderi ‘Venus’ Rhododendron loderi ‘Venus’ Rhododendron loderi ‘Venus’ Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ which is usually out with the Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ beside it. Rhododendron loderi ‘King…

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’…

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…

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…

22nd March

…Townsend From Carolyn Townsend From Carolyn Townsend Camellia ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ Vikki in the (now) takeaway tearooms. tearooms Magnolia ‘Venus’ at the sales point. Magnolia ‘Venus’ Sarah taking contactless payments in…

2nd November

…campanulatus albiflorus Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Venus’ starting to go yellow. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Venus’ Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Victoria’ – the remaining small leaves are yellow. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Victoria’ Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Red Bells’ has…

4th May

…loderi ‘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…

13th March

…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 are flowering for the first…