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…

18th April

…‘Deep Purple Dream’ Prunus matsumae ‘Hanaguruma’ was given to us by Harvey Stephens of the Savill Gardens. A really good double flowered pink cherry. Prunus matsumae ‘Hanaguruma’ Magnolia ‘Purple Sensation’…

3rd June

…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 the Andes. Cyphomandra corymbiflora…

15th April

…Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Purple Globe’ with its first flower somewhat battered. A new one to us. Magnolia ‘Purple Globe’ Magnolia ‘Purple Globe’ Magnolia (Michelia) platypetala…

22nd April

…in full shade in The Rockery and performing well today. This is a reddish-purple form without the dark purple spots or blotches which you see in some others which can…

25th March

…Wars than purple in its first flowering. Magnolia ‘Purple Dream’ x ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Purple Dream’ x ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ – I saw this first at Hergest Croft…

27th August

…were in more shade. Again avoid the few flowers still showing their original and correct flower colours. pinkish then changing to purple hydrangea pinkish then changing to purple hydrangea pinkish…

3rd March

…determined that for registration the colour codes are as follows: In bud – Red Purple Group 70B – Strong Reddish Purple Full out – inside of tepals Red Purple Group…

5th April

…on the 10th – sigh! M. ‘Black Tulip’ x M. ‘Deep Purple Dream’ M. ‘Black Tulip’ x M. ‘Deep Purple Dream’ d) Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Deep Purple Dream’…

28th July

…spring – Ailanthus altissima ‘Purple Dragon’. Ailanthus altissima ‘Purple Dragon’ Ailanthus altissima ‘Purple Dragon’ Gordonia axillaris was planted in 1991 but I have never yet seen it flower here. Gordonia…