9th July

…seed heads all here today. Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi More Magnolia grandiflora flowers from below the lawn. Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora An…

24th May

…x Magnolia ‘Patriot’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Woodsman’ x Magnolia ‘Patriot’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Woodsman’ x Magnolia ‘Patriot’ Strong new growth on the Rhododendron macabeanum has appeared while we have been…

23rd June

…floppy flowers. MAGNOLIA grandiflora ‘Main Street’ MAGNOLIA grandiflora ‘Main Street’ MAGNOLIA grandiflora ‘Main Street’ ‘Russet’ – with attractive indumentum under the leaves well worth growing. MAGNOLIA grandiflora ‘Russet’ MAGNOLIA grandiflora

24th August

…back into stock. Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sunny Charms’ is one I had not seen in flower before. Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sunny Charms’ Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sunny Charms’ Duranta erecta from…

30th November

…Amazing for the time of year but normal in this run of mild winters. Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora This seed pod looks as if it might just be…

2nd September

…var. formosanus with a good crop of seeds but far less seeds than there were flowers. Styrax formosanus var. formosanus Magnolia grandiflora ‘Kay Parris’ nicely out. Magnolia grandiflora ‘Kay Parris’…

4th August

…vigorous new suckers have appeared in the border. Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Rex’ Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Rex’ I was right! It is an aristolochia called Aristolochia californica. Aristolochia californica A nice spreading clump…

31st March

…the best for your own garden. Either are pretty good value! Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus salicifolius is another rather smaller leaved evergreen which is still…

6th April

…Amelanchier laevis ‘Snow Cloud’ (‘Majestic’) Amelanchier laevis ‘Snow Cloud’ (‘Majestic’) Amelanchier grandifloraRobin Hill’ Amelanchier grandifloraRobin Hill’ Amelanchier ‘La Paloma’ F.C.C. – large flowers and large clusters. Amelanchier ‘La…

6th March

…Tin Garden on the young (and as yet unnamed) Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ x Magnolia ‘JC Williams’. Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ x Magnolia ‘JC Williams’ More flowers this year on the heavily…