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…

13th March

…Camellia reticulate ‘Dr Clifford Parks’ with its first flower opening. Camellia reticulate ‘Dr Clifford Parks’ Camellia ‘Kick Off’ just starting too. Camellia ‘Kick Off’ Camellia ‘Kick Off’ Camellia ‘Black Lace’…

5th May

…contrast to the Rhododendron reticulatum behind it which we saw last week. Planted deliberately for the colour contrast 100 years ago I guess? Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ A…

16th March

…x Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ remains a small and rather odd flower on a young plant. I am not sure that it yet reflects its parentage. Magnolia ‘Vulcan’ x Magnolia ‘Black

1st July

…nicely out by the drawing room window. It shows up well against the Pentewan granite. Salvia ‘Black and Blue’ Salvia ‘Black and Blue’ The Magnolia delavayi hedge all along the…

18th April

…brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ in bud and flower. Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ What I am now certain is the white form of Staphylea holocarpa flowering…

9th March

…very early) on Azalea ‘Black Hawk’. Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ The view from Rookery across to the Drimys winteri and the Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ seedling with a Rhododendron sutchuanense on the…

5th July

…‘Black Scallop’ Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ 2016 – CHW A day clearing out my mother’s desk for the archive room so no…

18th March

…again in my opinion. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Camellia ‘Alpen Light’ – first flowering after planting last year. Aptly named. Camellia ‘Alpen Light’ Rhododendron fargesii full out in…

11th July

…nicely with the frilly greenish flowers. Hydrangea arborescens ‘Emerald Lace’ Hydrangea arborescens ‘Emerald Lace’ Hydrangea arborescens ‘Emerald Lace’ Hydrangea arborescens ‘Eco Pink Puff’ was unusual too. When fully out the…