5th May

…and seeds emerging. Acer cappadocicum ‘Aureum’ Acer cappadocicum ‘Aureum’ Cornus florida ‘Red Giant’ slowly emerging into colour. Cornus florida ‘Red Giant’ Cornus florida ‘Red Giant’ Ilex yunnanensis with new growth…

31st May

…one to rush for but different and worth propagating. Weigelia ‘Florida Variegata’ Weigelia ‘Florida Variegata’ Opposite it is another Weigelia ‘Florida Variegata’ with a slightly different coloured flower. This one…

19th May

…of granny’s bonnets which still thrive outside the dining room. granny’s bonnets Weigelia florida ‘Variegata’ with the usual reversions. Weigelia florida ‘Variegata’ Weigelia florida ‘Variegata’ Jasminum humile ‘Revolutum’ just coming…

16th June

…is of no help. We will just have to watch for flowers (none) and how the leaves change colour later. Cornus florida ‘Rainbow’ Cornus florida ‘Rainbow’ Cornus florida ‘Rainbow’ Cornus…

10th June

…is over but some years the two coincide. CORNUS florida ‘Red giant’ CORNUS florida ‘Red giant’ CORNUS florida ‘Red giant’ 1997 – FJW Delias grand design – 5 pieces done…

13th April

…The Mark Bulk nursery labels are still on both plants which were planted in 2017. Perhaps the leaves will be different? Amelanchier florida Amelanchier florida Amelanchier florida The newish 2017…

30th June

…been out for a while but is in shade so the bracts could be darker in full sun. Cornus florida ‘Red Giant’ Cornus florida ‘Red Giant’ Cornus florida ‘Red Giant’…

15th September

…poor soil. Cornus florida Cornus florida Sorbus pseudobakonyensis fruits on a 10ft tall tree planted six to eight years ago. First time it has fruited outside the nursery I believe….

20th November

…Pink’ living up to its name. Lagerstroemia indica ‘Rhapsody in Pink’ Lagerstroemia indica ‘Rhapsody in Pink’ Cornus florida ‘Daybreak’ with a wonderful mix of autumn colour. Cornus florida ‘Daybreak’ Cornus…

5th January

…eaten by birds. Sorbus ‘Pearly King’ One of many Cornus florida varieties on the drive still to retain a fair set of last year’s leaves. I have noticed this before…