6th May

…Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ An interesting birch display above the drive where their mainly white mature trunks will one day show up…

8th April

…variegation is irregular. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver King’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver King’ Quercus monimotricha which Asia has cleverly grown from cuttings. Drooping silvery new growth on tall erect shoots. Quercus monimotricha…

5th August

…by Wisteria sinensis Acer x conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’ with, as usual, exceptional secondary new growth which is pink and white becoming mottled green and white. Acer x conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’…

18th February

…of Mahonia bealei ‘Cornish Silver’. This too originated from a Needham introduction. One stock plant was in full flower. Orangy-yellow! Mahonia bealei ‘Cornish Silver’ Mahonia bealei ‘Cornish Silver’ Also Mahonia…

14th September

…in bud opening light mauve with not all the flowers coming out at once to give a foxtail appearance. Calluna vulgaris ‘Silver Fox’ Calluna vulgaris ‘Silver Fox’ We have over…

15th October

…the frames. Quercus x schuettii ‘Silver Shadow’ Quercus x schuettii ‘Silver Shadow’ Quercus x wavei ‘Chimney Fire’ has turned a lovely red too. Both are new oaks to go out…

3rd August

…We certainly need to add some of these to our catalogue (and to sell at Hampton Court) and drop some of the New Zealand varieties. Agapanthus ‘Silver Moon’ – silver

13th February

…looks rather tender Camellia champetre ‘Fairy Blush’ Camellia champetre ‘Fairy Blush’ Camellia ‘Silver Chalice’ Camellia ‘Silver Chalice’ Camellia ‘Silver Chalice’ Camellia ‘Black Magic’ – I think we have had this…

17th November

…the castle wall. ‘Navahoe’ ‘Navahoe’ ‘Navahoe’ ‘Silver Dollar’ ‘Silver Dollar’ ‘Silver Dollar’ ‘Rosea Plena’ – very yellow foliage ‘Rosea Plena’ ‘Rosea Plena’ ‘Ken Juro’ ‘Ken Juro’ ‘Ken Juro’ ‘New Dawn’…

28th March

…when crushed. Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Rhododendron pseudochyrsanthemum is just out below Donkey Shoe. The leaf indumentum and new growth are better than the flower. Rhododendron…