28th December

…x intermedia ‘Primavera’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Primavera’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Primavera’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’ (small size catalogue plant and plant as you would order it today). An excellent bronzy…

29th January

…Also out today was the new Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Pinish Orange’. Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Pinish Orange’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Pinish Orange’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Rubin’ was also looking particularly good….

14th March

…Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Aphrodite’ corylopsis on Rookery Path Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Rubin’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Rubin’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Rubin’ Betual albosinensis ‘Kenneth Ashburner’ Betual albosinensis ‘Kenneth Ashburner’ Betual albosinensis…

11th March

…centre. I saw this last year too. Forsystia x intermedia ‘Goldrush’ Forsystia x intermedia ‘Goldrush’ Forsystia x intermedia ‘Goldrush’ Xanthocyparis nootkatensis ‘Pendula’ – a superb and rare tree but could…

30th March

…years or so ago. This is the one pictured. The others have smaller flowers and are not showing at all yet. Forsythia x intermedia ‘Lynwood’ Forsythia x intermedia ‘Lynwood’ You…

8th January

…plants still to show colour. Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Aurora’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Aurora’ A nice new batch of plants labelled as Eriobotrya ‘Coppertone’ without any sign of the coppery new…

20th August

…Prunus perulata Prunus perulata Prunus perulata Styrax japonicus ‘Snow Cone’ blew over in last night’s gale. As you can see (and as recorded in this diary) a year or so…

14th December

…out for Chrismas. Erica x darleyensis ‘White Perfection’ Erica x darleyensis ‘Kramers Red’ likewise. Erica x darleyensis ‘Kramers Red’ 2016 – CHW Camellia x williamsii ‘J C Williams’ just out…

6th October

…which have died out here over the years but which were probably original Forrest introductions include Ilex corallina* (measured here in 1960s), Ilex cytura, Ilex yunnanensis*, Ilex fargesii and Ilex…

5th April

…G Waterhouse’ is at its best today. Camellia x williamsii ‘E G Waterhouse’ Camellia x williamsii ‘E G Waterhouse’ Camellia x williamsii ‘E G Waterhouse’ Prunus ‘Shirotae’ is unbelievably good…