25th April

…isn’t bad now. Betula utilis ‘Wakehurst Place Chocolate’ Betula utilis ‘Wakehurst Place Chocolate’ Crataegus ellwangeriana ‘Fire Ball’ just coming out into flower. Crataegus ellwangeriana ‘Fire Ball’ Crataegus ellwangeriana ‘Fire Ball’…

RHS Savill Garden Pictures 2018

…Betula utilis var prattii ‘Wakehurst Chocolate’ – extremely fine peeling bark Betula utilis var prattii ‘Wakehurst Chocolate’ Betula utilis var prattii ‘Wakehurst Chocolate’ Betula utilis var prattii ‘Wakehurst Chocolate’ Prunus…

13th April

…between leaf and flower as the name implies. Prunus ‘Matsumae-fuki’ (syn ‘Chocolate Ice’) Prunus ‘Matsumae-fuki’ (syn ‘Chocolate Ice’) Prunus ‘Matsumae-fuki’ (syn ‘Chocolate Ice’) 2016 – CHW A most hectic day…

19th April

…(let us forget the Japanese name here) living up to its name perfectly. Prunus ‘Chocolate Ice’ Prunus ‘Chocolate Ice’ Prunus ‘Fragrant Cloud’ slightly pink in bud opening pinkish white then…

8th March

…Magnolia campbellii ‘Wakehurst’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Wakehurst’ Magnolia ‘Felix Jury’ – one of three plants we have in the collection. The other two still in tight bud. Magnolia ‘Felix Jury’ Magnolia…

6th June

…few places left like it in Cornwall and a new parking payment system is not going to change that. An unnamed and very late flowering evergreen azalea by Georges Hut….

29th May

…ago. A good tree which we need to replace. Ilex fargesii Ilex fargesii The exceptional Ilex nothofagifolia which has Nothofagus leaves and a tiered growth habit as a small tree….

30th June

…‘Chocolate Fascination’ is new to us this year and our first sight of the pale pinkish flower spikes above the dark blackish leaves. Astilbe ‘Chocolate Fascination’ Astilbe ‘Chocolate Fascination’ Paeonia…

1st March

…in the 2017 catalogue.Corydalis ‘Chocolate Stars’ is only just starting to reshoot but the leaves really are a delicate brown. Corydalis ‘Chocolate Stars’ Corydalis ‘Chocolate Stars’ Corylopsis glabrescens ‘Chollipo’ –…

9th April

…Rhododendron rubiginosum ‘Wakehurst’ Rhododendron rubiginosum ‘Wakehurst’ Rhododendron hyperythrum – perhaps the best show of the day the buds have an odd shape and stand proud before they open. Rhododendron hyperythrum…