5th April

…is out. Not in leaf at all yet and no catkins. Betula utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver

23rd March

…from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Rhododendron kendrickii nearly over just below the three Michelias. Rhododendron kendrickii Rhododendron kendrickii…

24th May

…plants not railway carriages’. The plants are pretty crap though and they have been awarded a silver medal (note, not the same as a silver gilt). But then the skulduggery…

2nd January

…in the foreground (three ‘japonicas’ in two days!). silver fir silver fir silver fir Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ just starting to show at the top of the bush. Now a popular…

12th March

…for the future I hope. Camellia ‘Primavera’ Camellia ‘Primavera’ Camellia ‘Silver Ruffles’ – some flowers seem to have two centres. An even better double white japonica. Camellia ‘Silver Ruffles’ Camellia…

28th March

…when crushed. Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Rhododendron pseudochyrsanthemum is just out below Donkey Shoe. The leaf indumentum and new growth are better than the flower. Rhododendron…

13th March

…Cloud’ Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Then we get to three original michelia plants above the greenhouse which used to have lead labels and collectors’ numbers. They…

6th May

…Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ An interesting birch display above the drive where their mainly white mature trunks will one day show up…

8th April

…variegation is irregular. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver King’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver King’ Quercus monimotricha which Asia has cleverly grown from cuttings. Drooping silvery new growth on tall erect shoots. Quercus monimotricha…

11th March

…Syringa reticulata already in leaf/growth a week on from the icy winds. Syringa reticulata Camellia ‘Silver Anniversary’ out again too. Just the first few flowers lost. Camellia ‘Silver Anniversary’ Camellia…