26th April

…Magnolia ‘Raven’ Magnolia ‘Raven’ Magnolia ‘Raven’ Cercis canadensis ‘Appalacian Red’ covered in flower properly for the first time. A good hot sunny place which it likes. Cercis canadensis ‘Appalacian Red’…

27th April

…a few years of struggling. Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Magnolia ‘Carlos’ not too bad full out. Magnolia ‘Carlos’ This is what the public ought to…

10th May

…They grew exponentially and died (all at once) with the same speed. Paulownia tomentosa ‘Lilacina’ Rhododendron ‘Mrs Furnival’ nearly over. Rhododendron ‘Mrs Furnival’ Cercis canadensis ‘Lavender Twist’ has survived unnoticed….

11th May

…Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Rhododendron ‘Gwilt King’ just out. Normally a certainty for the Chelsea stand but I suppose we are only about a week away. Rhododendron ‘Gwilt…

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

canadensis ‘Appalacian Red’ Cercis canadensis ‘Appalacian Red’ Ailanthus altissima ‘Purple Dragon’ just in leaf – impressive! Sale of the genus ailanthus is now banned under EU regulations as an ‘invasive…

28th May

…‘Flame’ has flowered properly in Kennel Close. Quite a pale flower in reality. Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Magnolia ‘Southern Belle’ is nearly as fine as Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’….

4th October

…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 Falls’ Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’…

17th April

…Bride’ Polemonium ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Polemonium ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Pittosporum undulatum Pittosporum undulatum Isopogon formosanus Isopogon formosanus Photinia ‘Louise’ Photinia ‘Louise’ Acer cappadocicum ‘Aureum’ Acer cappadocicum ‘Aureum’ Cercis canadensis ‘Appalachian…

12th October

…Amazingly Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ has a crop of flowers. It was covered in flowers in the spring so I am unsure whether this is secondary flowering or whether the plant…