26th April

…performing in Tin Garden despite their young leaves being nibbled by deer and pheasants. Camassia leichtinii ‘Superba’ Tilia amurensis from Chollipo in Korea coming into leaf in Tin Garden. Tilia…

8th March

…of money and inflation as we start to worry about inflation again. I drove this car in my teens, and I think my brother finally ran it into the ground…

11th March

…‘Pink Cloud’ is another misnamed one really (like Magnolia zenii ‘Pink Parchment’). Just a hint of pink in the bud before it opens a conventional white. Battered in the wind…

13th March

…about. Quite a similar leaf form and trunk to the nearby michelias. Manglietia insignis Manglietia insignis trunk Manglietia insignis trunk Manglietia insignis Manglietia insignis Two 1991 planted Michelia doltsopas have…

24th June

pink at first as you would expect with M. insignis. However the tepals recurve back under the flower as it comes out fully and the inner tepals are initially fairly…

24th April

…and a bit hidden in the mass of interlocking branches. Prunus incisa Prunus incisa Prunus incisa Magnolia ‘Carlos’ nearly over. A pretty poor yellow here today in comparison to many…

2nd June

…the eye today. Pinkish red with an orange flare. Hugely scented in today’s heatwave and gentler east winds. Pinkish red Pinkish red Pinkish red Pinkish red Then a red one…

20th June

…‘Pink Chimes’ is just out. Less pink in this one, other than the bud, in contrast to the one in full sun further up the drive. Even a long tailed…

31st March

…of pink in bud. I had not noticed this before in the nursery. Amelanchier grandiflora ‘Robin Hill’ Amelanchier laevis ‘R J Hilton’ very pink in bud. Amelanchier laevis ‘R J…

20th November

…‘November Pink’ Azalea ‘Kirin’ with a few unusually premature flowers. Azalea ‘Kirin’ Lagerstroemia indica ‘Rhapsody in Pink’ living up to its name. Lagerstroemia indica ‘Rhapsody in Pink’ Lagerstroemia indica ‘Rhapsody