25th April

…problem and inadequate feeding. climbing rose Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ in the Rockery is one of the later evergreen azaleas to flower. The best very dark red? Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ Azalea…

30th January

…CHW A Burncoose trip started in the usual rain but improved. Lonicera x purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ out in the sun in the nursery. Lonicera x purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ Lonicera x…

13th February

…Daphne bholua ‘Gurka’ Daphne bholua ‘Gurka’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Garden House Sentinel’ Daphne bholua ‘Garden…

12th April

…in flower for the second time. Daphniphyllum oldhamii Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia liliiflora ‘Holland Red’ with its first flower. Interesting and certainly has the liliiflora shape. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’…

18th April

…Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ What I am now certain is the white form of Staphylea holocarpa flowering away with the flowers coming directly from…

7th April

…rhododendron First black flowers showing on Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ – they really are black. Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Enormous flower clusters on an elderly Illicum anisatum in…

5th April

…that impressive either. Magnolia ‘Chamaeleon’ Magnolia ‘Rose Marie’ x Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ (Ledvina cross) is good and in a prime spot by Georges Hut. Magnolia ‘Rose Marie’ x Magnolia ‘Black

26th April

…x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ at its very best. Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Michelia ‘Fairy Lime’ with pink tips to its petals. Michelia ‘Fairy Lime’…

23rd April

…Acclaim’ MAGNOLIA ‘Stellar Acclaim’ MAGNOLIA ‘Stellar Acclaim’ MAGNOLIA ‘Woodsman’ MAGNOLIA x brooklynensis ‘Eva Maria’ MAGNOLIA x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ MAGNOLIA x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ RHODODENDRON ‘Logan Damaris’ RHODODENDRON ‘Logan Damaris’…

16th March

…as near black as you can get as it first comes out. Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ A dwarf rhododendron species in the Auklandii Garden just…