25th April

…the yellow leafed form. I must get one for the wet spot on the drive where the three leylandii blew over. Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ Aesculus…

17th May

…damp spot where a drive side drain empties. Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ A few new things this afternoon. Steve has sent me a picture of Aesculus…

10th May

…‘Amber Glow’ Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ Staphylea bumalda has a couple of rather poor flowers left. I have missed the best while away. Staphylea bumalda Staphylea bumalda Rhododendron ‘Loderi Pink…

13th July

…‘Lilac Beauty’ Achillea ‘Lilac Beauty’ Hibiscus ‘Lavender Chiffon’ – a good semi double Hibiscus ‘Lavender Chiffon’ Malus ‘Pink Glow’ with fruits just turning colour Malus ‘Pink Glow’ Malus ‘Pink Glow’…

5th May

…adopted by everyone. Clare from Burncoose thinks my Prunus pendula ‘Stellata’ from the other day in the diary is Malus ‘Royal Beauty’ or Malus ‘Echtermeyer’. She is very probably right….

10th April

…Rhododendron fargesii Rhododendron fargesii Rhododendron fargesii Azaleodendron ‘Hardijzer Beauty’ always looks perfect in a pot but is usually a scruffy plant when mature. Short lived too. Azaleodendron ‘Hardijzer Beauty’ Azaleodendron…

18th August

…Impressive seed heads now as well. Hypericum inodorum ‘Magical Beauty’ Hypericum inodorum ‘Magical Beauty’ Allium ‘Millennium Lavender Bubbles’ Allium ‘Millennium Lavender Bubbles’ Geranium ‘Hocus Pocus’ with near black leaves. Geranium…

9th February

…‘Dorothys Dawn’ Helleborus ‘Pink Beauty’ – flowers have pink coverings or bracts but open a creamy white. Helleborus ‘Pink Beauty’ Helleborus ‘Pink Beauty’ Helleborus ‘Emma’ – one colour on the…

12th February

…camellias again after so long. Camellia ‘Admiral Spry’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ with one flower out and huge buds. Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ The clump of…

2nd May

…‘Lois’ Magnolia ‘Lois’ A fine young Rhododendron decorum full out. Rhododendron decorum Rhododendron decorum Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ which we must layer and try aerial. Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron…