7th May

…Asplenifolia’ I assume? Not listed in the new Hillier’s. Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Asplenifolia’? A young Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’ at the top of the bank above the old dog kennels. Fagus…

5th August

…seed heads. Cordyline australis ‘Purpurea’ Cordyline australis ‘Purpurea’ Cordyline australis ‘Purpurea’ A Cordyline australis tree or two alive and well here. Cordyline australis Cordyline australis Cordyline australis Cordyline australis Cordyline…

14th June

…base of the trunk. Carpinus betulus ‘Purpurea’ Carpinus betulus ‘Purpurea’ Carpinus betulus ‘Purpurea’ Carpinus orientalis ‘Perdica’ with very small leaves. Carpinus orientalis ‘Perdica’ Carpinus orientalis ‘Perdica’ Carpinus rankanensis (the second…

6th June

…growing on the side of the packing shed. Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’ Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’ 2016 – CHW The medlar tree is in place on the bank outside the front door…

13th February

…are crap in the wind. Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’ Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’ 2016 – CHW A newly bought in batch of camellias from a French nursery are flowering away by the…

8th September

…Glow’ Echinacea purpurea Echinacea purpurea Echinacea purpurea Kniphofia ‘Little Maid’ rather late in the season. Kniphofia ‘Little Maid’ Kniphofia ‘Little Maid’ Malus ‘Golden Hornet’ laden down with fruit as usual….

17th May

…to look to the leaf edges to see rather tiny and irregular evidence of the third colour in the leaf. Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’ Staphylea holocarpa…

14th May

…have to be early in the year to see the three colours properly in the leaves of Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’. Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’ Iris…

25th April

…carnea ‘Aureomarginata’ Aesculus carnea ‘Aureomarginata’ Aesculus carnea ‘Aureomarginata’ Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ planted this year and now flowering well on its drooping branches. Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ Malus…

24th August

…flower on Catalpa x erubescens ‘Purpurea’ with secondary purple new growth appearing as well. Catalpa x erubescens ‘Purpurea’ Catalpa x erubescens ‘Purpurea’ Flower buds only, as yet, on Hoheria sextylosa…