17th April

…the primroses on the bank outside the front door. bluebell Salix magnifica just coming into growth and flower. Lovely bronzy new growth initially. Salix magnifica Salix magnifica Then to Burncoose…

20th April

…Tilia paucicostata just leafing up. Tilia paucicostata Tilia paucicostata Salix magnifica had erect purple catkin flowers last week. Today the catkins have opened up. Salix magnifica Salix magnifica Tilia oliveri…

9th May

…as yet. Carpinus orientalis Salix magnifica living up to its name. Salix magnifica Carpinus henryana flowerless still. Carpinus henryana Aesculus x bushii (Aesculus mississipiensis) is, I fear, wrongly named as…

29th April

…producing its first ever flowers. Carpinus tschonoskii Quercus bushii ‘Seattle Trident’ with its superb pink new growth. Quercus bushii ‘Seattle Trident’ Salix magnifica also with its first flower here. Salix…

12th April

…flowers nearly over and leaves appearing. Maddenia hypoleuca Cercidiphyllum japonicum var. magnificum Cercidiphyllum japonicum var. magnificum Dipteronia sinensis Dipteronia sinensis Aesculus assamica Aesculus assamica Pinus ponderosa Pinus ponderosa Salix magnifica

13th July

…mugorii. 1914 – JCW R brunonis is over. Buddleia variabilis is open well. R magnifica is starting. One R fortunei is in flower in Beech Walk and the others over….

27th May

…15 huge clumps behind this one and they can go to make way for something better as indicated earlier. Perhaps occidentale ‘Magnifica’ ? 1997 – FJW There is still a…

14th August

…Delias new tapestry arrived (3 ½ ft). 1917 – JCW Buddleia magnifica very nice. Forrest’s rogue buddleia very pretty. Auriculatums over. Cyclamen starting and so the hydrangeas. Gladiolus at their…

25th July

…very little for 5 weeks. 1911 – JCW Buddleia var Veitchii and Magnifica at about their best. Very very dry, several things dead. 1909 – JCW Buddleia variabilis shows colour….

5th August

…Keysii, Decorum, Fortunei, Auriculatum, Fasitigiatum, Intricatum. 1913 – JCW Roses in the beds are very nice. White everlasting peas good. R magnifica fair, it is very dry. Gros au Felity…