24th April

…floccigeum Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’. We must layer this plant! Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Hotei’ now full out. Rhododendron ‘Hotei’ Rhododendron tanastyllum with one flower….

4th May

…Afrocarpus falcatus with a crop of blue-green new growth (Podocarpus falcatus). Afrocarpus falcatus Afrocarpus falcatus Magnolia x wieseneri with a couple of flowers out. Magnolia x wieseneri Magnolia x wieseneri…

9th April

…Magnolia ‘Yuchelia’ with its first flowers out above Crinodendron Hedge amid the Styrax species planting. Magnolia ‘Yuchelia’ Magnolia ‘Yuchelia’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ beside it. Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black…

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…

13th May

…Planted the two lots in about 1980 and 1991. The former now relieved of the laurel hedge is flourishing. Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of…

12th April

…with age (Magnolia ‘Pink Surprise’ is Magnolia ‘Galaxy’ x Magnolia ‘Toro’). Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Woodsman’ x Magnolia ‘Pink Surprise’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Woodsman’ x Magnolia ‘Pink Surprise’ Magnolia x brooklynensis…

13th February

…bholua ‘Limpsfield’ Daphne bholua ‘Limpsfield’ Daphne bholua ‘Gurka’ Daphne bholua ‘Gurka’ Daphne bholua ‘Gurka’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’…

14th April

…as they just emerge from the very black buds and ahead of the leaves. Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ An…

18th April

…some replacements. Menziesia ciliicalyx (Rhododendron ciliicalyx) Menziesia ciliicalyx (Rhododendron ciliicalyx) Menziesia ciliicalyx (Rhododendron ciliicalyx) Menziesia ciliicalyx ‘Plum Drops’ Menziesia ciliicalyx ‘Plum Drops’ Menziesia ciliicalyx ‘Plum Drops’ Both are very pretty…

12th February

…Erica x darleyensis ‘Phoebe’ Erica x darleyensis ‘Phoebe’ Erica x darleyensis ‘Phoebe’ Erica x darleyensis ‘Kramer’s Red’ Erica x darleyensis ‘Kramer’s Red’ Erica x darleyensis ‘Kramer’s Red’ Erica carnea ‘Winter…