11th March

…J.C.Williams’ Camellia ‘Dream Castle’, which was cut back 2 years ago, is restored to its full glory. Camellia ‘Dream Castle’ Camellia ‘Dream Castle’ Camellia ‘Dream Boat’ is a new one…

25th April

…drooping branches. Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ looking superb too. Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Betula utilis ‘Wakehurst Place Chocolate’ (Wakehurst…

17th February

…where to snip on the stems. hydrangeas by Green Gate hydrangeas by Green Gate The new lapageria planted outside my study window has made excellent new growth in its first…

11th November

…shrub. Large, shiny bright green leaves. Long lily like, scented white flowers with a yellow blotch. June. CWT6486. Rhododendron nuttalii. Maddenia subsection. Forms an upright shrub. Large dark green purple…

30th March

…Camellia reticulata ‘Dream Castle’ now full out. Camellia reticulata ‘Dream Castle’ Camellia reticulata ‘Dream Castle’ Camellia reticulata ‘Dream Castle’ First colour showing on Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’. No frost damage! Magnolia…

24th April

…not inflict it even on your mother-in-law. Clearly an American product presumably as seed via the Magnolia Society International. MAGNOLIA ‘Green Bee’ MAGNOLIA ‘Green Bee’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ is another…

13th July

…tree on its last legs – extraordinary. apple tree The garden is half on chalk and half on green limestone. Here is Hydrangea ‘Ayesha’ with pink and blue flowers on…

5th April

…on the 10th – sigh! M. ‘Black Tulip’ x M. ‘Deep Purple Dream’ M. ‘Black Tulip’ x M. ‘Deep Purple Dream’ d) Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Deep Purple Dream’…

26th April

…name. Acer palmatum ‘Orange Dream’ Acer palmatum ‘Orange Dream’ This Zantedeschia aethiopica has featured in the diary this year several times already. Now it really is full out and still…

30th July

…years ago. Nice to see several crabiodendron doing well here too. Betual albosinensis ‘Bowling Green’ Betual albosinensis ‘Bowling Green’ Betual albosinensis ‘Bowling Green’ Betual albosinensis ‘Bowling Green’ On the way…