26th April

…hot sunny place which it likes. Cercis canadensis ‘Appalacian Red’ Cercis canadensis ‘Appalacian Red’ Cercis canadensis ‘Appalacian Red’ Meliosma veitchiorum just coming into leaf. Orange hairs on the stems of…

27th April

…planted have failed including the lovely trailing one (‘Appalacian Trails’). It died at Burncoose too after a few years of struggling. Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’…

2nd June

…late to come into leaf but then… Cercis canadensis ‘Forrest Pansy’ Cercis canadensis ‘Forrest Pansy’ Cercis canadensis ‘Forrest Pansy’ More flowers on Hydrangea ‘Ayesha’. Hydrangea ‘Ayesha’ A very late clump…

10th May

…wood but nothing like as good as the label which sold it to us originally. Cercis canadensis ‘Lavender Twist’ Cercis canadensis ‘Lavender Twist’ A clump of Lonicera japonica growing on…

11th May

…‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ making a good show. Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Rhododendron ‘Gwilt King’ just out. Normally a certainty for the Chelsea stand…

19th April

…Magnolia ‘Banana Split’ now living up to its name. Magnolia ‘Banana Split’ Magnolia ‘Banana Split’ Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ just coming out. Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Camellia reticulata ‘Miss…

29th April

…Quarry. Bluebells Illicium majus is making a fair tree. Good new growth. Illicium majus Illicium majus Cercis canadensis ‘Appalacian Red’ coming out a bit more. Cercis canadensis ‘Appalacian Red’ Cercis…

28th May

…Wisteria ‘Violacea Plena’ Wisteria ‘Violacea Plena’ The first time Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ has flowered properly in Kennel Close. Quite a pale flower in reality. Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’…

4th October

…Camellia ‘Dazzler’ now full out. Other Camellia sasanquas out today included ‘Hugh Evans’. Camellia ‘Dazzler’ Camellia ‘Dazzler’ Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’ with its attractively mottled autumn leaves. Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby…

17th July

…tail end flower on a clump of Rhododendron ‘Tally Ho’. Rhododendron ‘Tally Ho’ Cercis canadensis ‘Appalachian Red’ with lovely secondary new growth leaf colours. Cercis canadensis ‘Appalachian Red’ Cercis canadensis