14th November

…sprayed the dead plant white and used it as a Christmas tree. Several years to go before this one qualifies! Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Crimson Queen’ Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Crimson Queen’…

RHS Savill Garden – Flower Show Pictures – 2018

…its leaves Spiraea prunifolia Spiraea prunifolia Beberis x stenophylla ‘Lemon Queen’ – one to get for the catalogue Beberis x stenophylla ‘Lemon Queen’ Beberis x stenophylla ‘Lemon Queen’ Pulmonaria ‘Blue…

10th March

…‘Lennei Alba’ x Magnolia x veitchii) – Gresham hybrid Magnolia ‘Manchu Fan’ Magnolia ‘Manchu Fan’ Magnolia ‘Pickards Snow Queen’ (Magnolia x soulangeana ‘Picture’ x unknown) Magnolia ‘Pickards Snow Queen’ Magnolia…

9th April

…only found one of these on our travels. Prunus ‘Matsumae-Asami’ Prunus ‘Matsumae-Asami’ Rhododendron ‘Queen Wilhelmina’ – colour changes as the flower fades. Rhododendron ‘Queen Wilhelmina’ Rhododendron ‘Queen Wilhelmina’ Rhododendron orbiculare…

1st June

…out but not quite yet specked with pink and red as the bracts will become later. Cornus kousa ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa ‘Wisley Queen’ In full sun the new growth…

April 2018 Irish trip (Day 4)

…in no time and needs the council money. greenhouse The climbing Hydrangea serratifolia with leaves much larger than ours. Hydrangea serratifolia Hydrangea serratifolia Rhododendron ‘Queen of Hearts’ a very dark…

31st March

…inflorescences a month ago. Acer negundo ‘Auratum’ The Queen Mother’s magnolia which she planted is very fine and full out today (sargentiana robusta x mollicomata). Improving with age! Queen Mother’s…

23rd July

…years and only three stalks. Two survivors from five planted in 2003. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ has large florets which should show pink tinges later. More…

15th October

…pods from the magnolia seedling which the Queen Mother planted beside Georges Hut. Not good enough for a name but these very nearly ripe (and certainly gatherable) seed pods are…

29th August

…chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ with now ripe fruits. Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ 2017 – CHW Sinowilsonia henryi has still not flowered in dappled shade on a hottish bank. Sinowilsonia…