5th August

…Catalpa bignonoides Catalpa bignonoides Cordyline australis ‘Purpurea’ with huge seed heads. Cordyline australis ‘Purpurea’ Cordyline australis ‘Purpurea’ Cordyline australis ‘Purpurea’ A Cordyline australis tree or two alive and well here….

8th September

…Rudbeckia triloba ‘Prairie Glow’ Echinacea purpurea Echinacea purpurea Echinacea purpurea Kniphofia ‘Little Maid’ rather late in the season. Kniphofia ‘Little Maid’ Kniphofia ‘Little Maid’ Malus ‘Golden Hornet’ laden down with…

6th June

…baileyana ‘Purpurea’ Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’ 2016 – CHW The medlar tree is in place on the bank outside the front door for the official ‘planting’ ceremony by the Worshipful Company…

13th February

…the wind. Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’ Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’ 2016 – CHW A newly bought in batch of camellias from a French nursery are flowering away by the greenhouses ready for…

17th May

…colour in the leaf. Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’ Staphylea holocarpa var rosea by the fernery is now a large plant showing up spectacularly today from the…

24th August

…‘Nymansay’ A tail end flower on Catalpa x erubescens ‘Purpurea’ with secondary purple new growth appearing as well. Catalpa x erubescens ‘Purpurea’ Catalpa x erubescens ‘Purpurea’ Flower buds only, as…

25th April

…drooping branches. Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ looking superb too. Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Betula utilis ‘Wakehurst Place Chocolate’ (Wakehurst…

20th November

…last year. Seems to be a very early variety. Camellia ‘Takanini’ First flowers on Viola labradorica ‘Purpurea’. Viola labradorica ‘Purpurea’ Unusual to find a flower on Datura sanguinea in November!…

24th March

…Cubby following the gator rather than the party on foot. Cubby The leader has been blown or snapped out of Catalpa x erubescens ‘Purpurea’. Catalpa x erubescens ‘Purpurea’ 2017 –…

13th July

…The oxalis we all know and once stocked which is rather invasive with white flowers contrasting to the purple-black leaves. Oxalis purpurea from South Africa I am fairly sure. Oxalis…