12th August

…reappear. Does not like hot/full sun but holds its leaf colour right through the season. Salix udensis ‘Golden Sunshine’ Salix udensis ‘Golden Sunshine’ Secondary flowers on Magnolia “Todd’s Fortyniner” which…

15th December

…present. One exception has been Ilex aquifolium ‘Golden van Tol’ which the reference books say is not a great one for berrying up. Our plant below Tin Garden is looking…

11th July

…‘Thunder and Lightning’ Veronica longifolia ‘Marietta’ Veronica longifolia ‘Marietta’ Salix udensis ‘Golden Sun’ with incredibly yellow foliage even in full sun Salix udensis ‘Golden Sun’ Salix udensis ‘Golden Sun’ Elymus…

3rd June

…wall. Rosa ‘Alberic Barbier’ Rosa ‘Alberic Barbier’ Rosa ‘Golden Showers’ (climber) beside it. Rosa ‘Golden Showers’ Rosa ‘Golden Showers’ Zelhova serrata ‘Variegation’ on Nicholas Lock’s stand. Zelhova serrata ‘Variegation’ Zelhova…

6th December

…has yellow centres to its leaves and has here shown how the viral (?) cause of this variegation can become more pronounced after pruning. Camellia ‘Golden Spangles’ Camellia ‘Golden Spangles’…

6th March

…a Caerhays hybrid between Rhododendron moupinense and Rhododendron lutescens. Short lived and not hugely floriferous but it has lovely smooth bark. Rhododendron Golden Orieole var ‘Talavera’ Rhododendron Golden Orieole var…

17th March

…garden tour joined by Richard Carew Pole’s party and Tom Hudson for lunch (22 attendees).Rhododendron ‘Golden Oriole’ just coming out amid the first snowflakes. Rhododendron ‘Golden Oriole’ Rhododendron ‘Golden Oriole’…

10th March

…Red Camellia ‘Desire’ has popped open above Bond Street Camellia ‘Desire’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Golden Spangles’ with its yellow variegated leaves is good too by the Fernery. Camellia x williamsii…

26th May

…or the names despite a decade of research after he retired in our planting archive. Perhaps my great uncle (Charles Williams) bought these? Azalea ‘Royal Command’ or ‘Golden Flare’ Azalea…

27th June

…sell on a silly but marketable name again. Hydrangea ‘Black Diamonds’ Hydrangea ‘Black Diamonds’ Agapanthus ‘Golden Drop’ – in flower at last with pale blue flowers contrasting with the yellow…