8th September

…donax ‘Golden Chain’ Arundo donax ‘Golden Chain’ Arundo donax ‘Golden Chain’ Ligustrum japonicum ‘Aureum’ in full flower. Ligustrum japonicum ‘Aureum’ Ligustrum japonicum ‘Aureum’ Dregea sinensis Dregea sinensis Dregea sinensis 2016…

29th November

…‘Golden Sunshine’ produces golden autumn colours as well as genuinely yellow leaves in the spring and summer. Salix udensis ‘Golden Sunshine’ Salix udensis ‘Golden Sunshine’ Glyptostrobus pensilis ‘Wooly Mammoth’ has…

20th April

…williamsii ‘Caerhays’ Salix undensis ‘Golden Sunshine’ just leafing up in Tin Garden. Salix undensis ‘Golden Sunshine’ Salix undensis ‘Golden Sunshine’ Magnolia ‘Daybreak’ is darker than Magnolia ‘Peachy’ which is lighter…

23rd November

…Beni-yutaka’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Golden Sun’ with wonderful red autumn colour. The new leaves may be yellow but the winter colour is not! Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Golden Sun’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Golden Sun’…

16th October

…a good show in the sales point. Celastrus orbiculatus Malus ‘Golden Hornet’ with larger yellow crab apples than seen elsewhere in this diary recently. Malus ‘Golden Hornet’ Another new entry…

2nd February

…is very fine outside the front gate. Pale yellow. Golden Oriole var ‘Busaco’ has pink edging. Both are Caerhays bred. Rhododendron ‘Golden Oriole Talavera’ Rhododendron ‘Golden Oriole Talavera’ Next to…

3rd May

…Phyllocladus glauca Phyllocladus glauca Gleditsia sinensis – with huge thorns to stop animals climbing the tree. Gleditsia sinensis Gleditsia sinensis Davidia involucrata var. vilmorimana ‘Golden Birr’ has golden young leaves…

24th March

…although no leaves remain. Hoheria angustifolia Hoheria angustifolia Hoheria populnea ‘Alba Variegata’ has started a leaf drop too. I suspect not all will drop. In a previous very cold spell…

27th June

…that different yet. Not much ‘black’ about it really. Dutch trying to sell on a silly but marketable name again. Hydrangea ‘Black Diamonds’ Hydrangea ‘Black Diamonds’ Agapanthus ‘Golden Drop’ –…

27th March

…scent. Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ Magnolia ‘Golden Gala’ just coming out but a few days from its best. Magnolia ‘Golden Gala’ Magnolia ‘Golden Gala’ As was the champion…