11th May

…Rhododendron vaseyi Rhododendron vaseyi Cornus ‘Venus’ still not fully out but a huge bract! Cornus ‘Venus’ Cornus ‘Venus’ Cornus ‘Venus’ Fagus grandiflora var. mexicana looks tenderish and has dieback. Fagus…

26th May

…‘Venus’ has now developed a pink tinge. Cornus ‘Venus’ Cornus ‘Venus’ Magnolia ‘Daybreak’ still has a few late flowers (much like ‘Peachy’). Magnolia ‘Daybreak’ Acer campbellii var. frangipanense with long…

20th April

…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 subsp….

27th April

…Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Evamaria’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Evamaria’ Rhododendron loderi ‘Venus’ just out in a young clump of three. Rhododendron loderi ‘Venus’ Rhododendron loderi ‘Venus’ Rhododendron loderi ‘Venus’ Rhododendron loderi…

21st May

…on Trachycarpus fortunei ‘Vulcano’. Trachycarpus fortunei ‘Vulcano’ Cornus ‘Venus’ has got even better! Bracts the size of my hand when fully mature. Cornus ‘Venus’ Cornus ‘Venus’ Cornus ‘Venus’ Deutzia calycosa…

22nd May

…flowers in three stages from bud to full out. Quite a colour change. Rhododendron loderi ‘Venus’ Rhododendron loderi ‘Venus’ Rhododendron loderi ‘Venus’ A new crossbred batch of ewes designed to…

17th June

…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’ The yew ‘chapel’…

9th June

…made it. Intricate and attractive flowers but not a terribly robust plant. Calycanthus ‘Venus’ Calycanthus ‘Venus’ Calycanthus ‘Venus’ Salvia x jamensis ‘Hot Lips’ outside the estate office. You only get…

31st May

…with gorgeous yellowish new growth. Tilia oliveri Cornus ‘Venus’ making a splendid show even as a young plant. Cornus ‘Venus’ Cornus ‘Venus’ Philadelphus purpurascens in Tin Garden. Philadelphus purpurascens Philadelphus…

14th September

…Front Gate. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Venus’ Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Venus’ A youngish Lithocarpus cleistocarpa with the first ever gigantic (but still unripe) seed heads which we have never seen here. This is…