18th April

…Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ What I am now certain is the white form of Staphylea holocarpa flowering away with the flowers coming directly from…

5th March

…cross is called ‘Venus’. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Rebeccas Perfume’ – first decent full flowering…

11th July

…‘Emerald Lace’ Hydrangea arborescens ‘Emerald Lace’ Hydrangea arborescens ‘Emerald Lace’ Hydrangea arborescens ‘Eco Pink Puff’ was unusual too. When fully out the flowers do not really resemble a hydrangea and…

28th August

…lower branches. Hydrangea paniculata ‘White Lace’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘White Lace’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘White Lace’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Kyushu’ has smaller, more lacecap flowers and is more spreading but less tall overall….

16th February

…on pink and white forms of Rhododendron irroratum. Ditto on Camellia ‘Dr Burnside’. Camellia ‘Dr Burnside’ Camellia ‘Dr Burnside’ Ditto Camellia ‘Black Lace’ which we brought back as a plant…

28th May

…CHW We had this Wisteria ‘Violacea Plena’ (‘Black Dragon’) on the Chelsea stand. A superb double flowered wisteria which is a slightly shy flowerer. Wisteria ‘Violacea Plena’ Wisteria ‘Violacea Plena’…

5th April

…on the 10th – sigh! M. ‘Black Tulip’ x M. ‘Deep Purple Dream’ M. ‘Black Tulip’ x M. ‘Deep Purple Dream’ d) Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Deep Purple Dream’…

9th April

…Not a great colour but what a superb shape. Magnolia ‘Sundance’ 2015 – CHW MAGNOLIA ‘Black Tulip’ MAGNOLIA ‘Genie’ ?? tbc Magnolia Black Tulip is just strutting its stuff. A…

27th June

…Cheesecake’ Hydrangea ‘Black Diamonds’ seems to be purple or red with the same name. Quite nice but not that different yet. Not much ‘black’ about it really. Dutch trying to…

13th February

…before Camellia ‘Black Magic’ Camellia ‘Black Magic’ Camellia champetre ‘Christmas Daffodil’ – hardly daffodil like! Camellia champetre ‘Christmas Daffodil’ Camellia ‘Memphis Belle’ – a rather blowsier version of Camellia ‘Nagasaki’…