5th May

…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 young plant of Rhododendron…

4th March

…Crane’ Camellia reticulata ‘Fiesta Crane’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lovely Lady’ </div Camellia reticulata ‘Lovely Lady’ Magnolia ‘Shirraz’ in its pomp. Magnolia ‘Shirraz’ Magnolia ‘Shirraz’ Magnolia ‘Shirraz’ Magnolia ‘Shirraz’ Acacia cultriformis was…

6th August

…in the catalogue one day. Fuchsia ‘Lady Bacon’ Fuchsia ‘Lady Bacon’ Fuchsia ‘Lady Bacon’ 2015 – CHW A plant in the Higher Quarry Nursery has been another identity puzzle. A…

20th February

…‘Lady Clare’ Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ There used to be two clumps of these giant snowdrops on the bank. The flymo has got one but the other still…

9th March

…than Rhododendron sinogrande in this one probably. rhododendron seedling rhododendron seedling First flowers (and very early) on Azalea ‘Black Hawk’. Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ The view from Rookery across to the…

31st July

…the drought.Sambucus niger ‘Black Lace’ under-planted with Dahlia ‘Moonfire’ was a most effective combination of foliage and flower colours. Sambucus niger ‘Black Lace’ Sambucus niger ‘Black Lace’ Sorbus vilmorinii fruiting…

11th April

…for a while now and the leaves are emerging. Paler than ‘Black Tulip’ as you would expect but with a rounded Black Tulip shape. Magnolia ‘Rose Marie’ x ‘Black Tulip’…

17th March

…chrysantha Edgeworthia chrysantha Sarcocca wallichii with huge black berries Sarcocca wallichii Sarcocca wallichii Nothofagus dombeyi trunk Nothofagus dombeyi Camellia ‘Black Lace’ Camellia ‘Black Lace’ Camellia ‘Black Lace’ Dacrycarpus dacrydioides trunk….

5th July

…yourself! Kniphofia ‘Rufa Rasta’ Kniphofia ‘Rufa Rasta’ Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ without its pretty contrasting blue flowers. Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ Ajuga…

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…