21st March

…two flowers. Not bad but not yet large flowers. Magnolia ‘Purple Star’ Magnolia ‘Purple Star’ Magnolia ‘Black Swan’ in a similar state. I fear this is wrongly named. I was…

18th April

…a most attractive contrast and how this excellent plant gets its name. Corylopsis sinensis ‘Spring Purple’ Corylopsis sinensis ‘Spring Purple’ Amelanchier lamarckii on the drive – one of at least…

9th April

…than others. A second plant in Kennel Close is also performing. Magnolia ‘Purple Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Purple Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Purple Splendour’ Magnolia sprengeri ‘Daisy Diva’ – almost a semi double flower…

15th April

…Magnolia ‘Sundance’ Magnolia ‘Atlas’ – can there be a bigger magnolia flower? Magnolia ‘Atlas’ Magnolia ‘Atlas’ Magnolia ‘Purple Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Purple Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Purple Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Yakeo’ Magnolia ‘Yakeo’ Magnolia…

5th April

…of its new leaves) looking splendid in the sun. Corylopsis willmottiae (now sinensis) ‘Spring Purple’ Corylopsis willmottiae (now sinensis) ‘Spring Purple’ Corylopsis willmottiae (now sinensis) ‘Spring Purple’ 2019 – CHW…

26th May

…many evergreen azaleas seem to do this. Azalea ‘Greenway’ Azalea ‘Purple Triumph’ in the Rockery. Azalea ‘Purple Triumph’ Rhododendron radicans with only a few flowers. Rhododendron radicans This Daphne bholua…

23rd March

…much more doltsopa (nearly as good as Tom’s M. maudiae on Friday?). seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’…

27th June

…camera to try to get the pictures better. Total failure I fear. Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ The seed heads are forming on…

12th May

…first saw (with an even longer name) on the Millais stand at Chelsea two years ago. Rhododendron ‘Pushy Purple’ Rhododendron ‘Pushy Purple’ Rhododendron ‘Pushy Purple’ Rhododendron ‘Pushy Purple’ 2019 –…

3rd June

…cracking with the new growth. Deutzia longifolia Deutzia longifolia Stachyurus praecox ‘Devon Purple’ – a new clone to me with really red new growth. Stachyurus praecox ‘Devon Purple’ Stachyurus praecox…