29th February

…‘Purple Sensation’ is just showing colour – very dark. Magnolia ‘Purple Sensation’ Magnolia ‘Sweetheart’ is half out. Magnolia ‘Sweetheart’ Magnolia ‘Laura Saylor’ – no idea who she was/is or the…

12th June

…‘Doubloon’ Cornus kousa ‘Doubloon’ Syringa vulgans ‘Sensation’ is nearly over. Missed it properly again this year. This is one of the better lilacs! Syringa vulgans ‘Sensation’ 2015 – CHW We…

23rd May

…Harris, the black Bond girl sensation, arrives half an hour late for the press photo call. She has been having £700 of make up and hair done at home. The…

3rd May

…a good one and worth propagating. No flowers yet although V. odoratissimum is out. Viburnum awabuki Viburnum awabuki Magnolia ‘Sunsation’ (despite what the label says – ‘Sensation’) has been out…

7th April

…delavayi Class 9 – 2nd with R. praestans and a 4th with macabeanum. Class 13 – 1st picturered below, 2nd M. ‘Purple Sensation, and 3rd M. sprengeri ‘Diva’ Class 25…

30th July

…about (‘Phantom’, ‘White Lady’, ‘Limelight’). It would be a good idea to plant more clumps of the newer paniculata varieties on the drive (‘Skyfall’, ‘Early Sensation’, ‘Little Lime’, ‘Wims Red’)….