28th April

…here on Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Obelisk’. Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Obelisk’ Weigelia ‘Black and White’ nicely out. Weigelia ‘Black and White’ Attractive new growth on Tristianopsis laurina. Tristianopsis laurina I attach email correspondence…

18th May

…be Lady Alice! Rhododendron ‘Lady Alice Fitzwilliam’ The Fuchsia exorticatica growing beside the front door Lady Alice is flowering more profusely than I have ever seen it. There were flowers…

21st March

…Magnolia ‘Serene’ – an interesting first flower. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Serene’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Deep Purple Dream’ – now named ‘Aphrodite’ or ‘Antje Zandee’. The latter…

10th July

…blue-white bi-coloured red effect but the mopheads soon burn in the sun. Hydrangea ‘Lady Taiko’ Hydrangea ‘Lady Taiko’ Hydrangea ‘Lady Taiko’ Hydrangea ‘Geoffrey Chadbund’ – purplish at first fading to…

8th March

…x ‘Purple Dream’ – first flowering here Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Purple Dream’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Purple Dream’ Magnolia ‘Atlas’ x ‘Vulcan’ – first flowering here Magnolia ‘Atlas’ x…

3rd March

…not as dark in bud as Magnolia ‘Genie’ from a day ago. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ is now full…

26th April

…re dead New Zealand acers)Telopea ‘Shady Lady White’ now full out in all its glory. Telopea ‘Shady Lady White’ Telopea ‘Shady Lady White’ Sorbus wardii in full flower. Sorbus wardii…

20th May

…‘Colonel Rogers Group’ (Rhododendron niveum x Rhododendron falconeri) – I am promised a cutting. Camellia ‘Konronkoku’ (‘Nigra’ or ‘Kunlong black’) still had plenty of near black flowers out today. As…

28th May

…originals. Wisteria ‘Black Dragon’ Wisteria ‘Black Dragon’ Wisteria ‘Black Dragon’ on the gents’ loo just going over. The flowers tend to be hidden by the foliage but the smell drowns…

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…