18th April

…a most attractive contrast and how this excellent plant gets its name. Corylopsis sinensis ‘Spring Purple’ Corylopsis sinensis ‘Spring Purple’ Amelanchier lamarckii on the drive – one of at least…

21st March

…two flowers. Not bad but not yet large flowers. Magnolia ‘Purple Star’ Magnolia ‘Purple Star’ Magnolia ‘Black Swan’ in a similar state. I fear this is wrongly named. I was…

9th April

…than others. A second plant in Kennel Close is also performing. Magnolia ‘Purple Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Purple Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Purple Splendour’ Magnolia sprengeri ‘Daisy Diva’ – almost a semi double flower…

15th April

…Magnolia ‘Sundance’ Magnolia ‘Atlas’ – can there be a bigger magnolia flower? Magnolia ‘Atlas’ Magnolia ‘Atlas’ Magnolia ‘Purple Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Purple Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Purple Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Yakeo’ Magnolia ‘Yakeo’ Magnolia…

26th May

…many evergreen azaleas seem to do this. Azalea ‘Greenway’ Azalea ‘Purple Triumph’ in the Rockery. Azalea ‘Purple Triumph’ Rhododendron radicans with only a few flowers. Rhododendron radicans This Daphne bholua…

5th April

…of its new leaves) looking splendid in the sun. Corylopsis willmottiae (now sinensis) ‘Spring Purple’ Corylopsis willmottiae (now sinensis) ‘Spring Purple’ Corylopsis willmottiae (now sinensis) ‘Spring Purple’ 2019 – CHW…

3rd June

…‘Devon Purple’ – a new clone to me with really red new growth. Stachyurus praecox ‘Devon Purple’ Stachyurus praecox ‘Devon Purple’ Cyphomandra corymbiflora – a new genus to us from…

19th May

…it will hopefully open more fully. Azalea ‘Purple Splendour’ Azalea ‘Purple Splendour’ The Echium pininana on the lawn photographed after the winter gales looked black and nearly dead – today…

29th March

…is a young plant but not, as yet, that impressive. No specific name as yet. Magnolia ‘Darkest Purple’ x Magnolia campbellii ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Darkest Purple’ x Magnolia campbellii ‘Betty…

9th February

…which are unformed and yellowish. Magnolia ‘Purple Dream’ x ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Purple Dream’ x ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia mollicomata ‘Werrington’ similarly afflicted. Magnolia mollicomata ‘Werrington’ Magnolia petals from the pale…