17th February

‘The Bride’ The taller growing Prunus x incam ‘Okame’ is also plastered in flower from top to bottom and visible 100 yards away. Prunus x incam ‘Okame’ Prunus x incam…

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…

11th November

a large tree. Huge pale green leaves. Indumented below, yellow flowers. April/May. CWT6336. Rhododendron excellens. Maddenia subsection. Forms a spreading shrub. Large, shiny bright green leaves. Long lily like, scented…

13th July

herbaceous for shrubs in the autumn. Phlox ‘White Admiral’ is just coming out. Phlox seldom look as good as this in pots! Phlox ‘White Admiral’ Rhodohypoxis is a lovely alpine…

24th April

yesterday. Stachyurus praecox ‘Magpie’ Stachyurus praecox ‘Magpie’ Stachyurus praecox ‘Magpie’ Azalea stenopetalum ‘Linearifolium’ is quite variable as to colour and the divisions in the flower. This one is in the…

30th July

phoenicolasius The dwarf growing and, here, top grafted Taxodium distichum ‘Hursley Park’ with attractive new growth. Taxodium distichum ‘Hursley Park’ Taxodium distichum ‘Hursley Park’ Taxodium distichum ‘Hursley Park’ Taxodium distichum…

27th August

E Mouilliere’ Hydrangea ‘Mme E Mouilliere’ Hydrangea ‘Mme E Mouilliere’ A pinkish then changing to purple hydrangea that has now faded to exquisite combinations of bluish-green or speckled reddish-green on…

23rd April

martins seen. 1988 – FJW David announced his intentions with regard to Sarah Williams. XXXXX Day. 1907 – JCW Birmingham Show. Most daffs are over, Marvel are good, a few…

7th January

new growth tips are green. Wind damage or on the way out? Not sure. Athrotaxus laxifolia Athrotaxus laxifolia Athrotaxus laxifolia Mahonia japonica now full out with its lemon yellow flowers….

15th November

Nearby a Magnolia stellata variety is still in full green leaf without a hint of autumn as yet. Likewise the Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ next door. Strange for mid November anywhere…