16th February

…Magnolia ‘Todd’s Forty Niner’ Camellia ‘California Sunset’ is not that special but a compact growing bush. Camellia ‘California Sunset’ Camellia ‘California Sunset’ The sister seedling to ‘Caerhays Belle’ is just…

29th October

…takesimense Acer takesimense Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’ is now 20ft+ tall but the leaf is being blown away before it can begin to colour up properly as it should. At…

4th April

…time. Disappointing! Never heard of ‘Pastel Sunset’ before but it is a quick growing vigorous tree and not like ‘Genie’ in habit at all. Magnolia ‘Pastel Sunset’ x Magnolia ‘Genie’…

2nd April

…coming and what an odd mix of colours. Planted 2014. A good new variety. Magnolia ‘Sunset Swirl’ Magnolia ‘Sunset Swirl’ Magnolia brooklynensis ‘Titan’ reminds me very much of the magnolia…

22nd June

…mix of leaf colours as the sun bleaches them red. Trachelospermum asiaticum ‘Summer Sunset’ Trachelospermum asiaticum ‘Summer Sunset’ 2017 – CHW I stopped in Carnon Downs on the way to…

4th October

…as do all the kaffir lilies which we all used to call Schizostylis. Name changes of this magnitude are daft and confusing for customers. Hesperantha ‘Oregon Sunset’ Hesperantha ‘Oregon Sunset’…

24th January

…imported from France. An odd name for a camellia flowering in January but quite a nice large flower. Huge central stamens. Camellia ‘California Sunset’ Camellia ‘California Sunset’ 2017 – CHW…

24th July

…huge stalks. Eucomis ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ Eucomis ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ Crocosmia ‘Limpopo’ – newish in our catalogue but good. Crocosmia ‘Limpopo’ Crocosmia ‘Limpopo’ Echinacea ‘Tomato Soup’ – stunning red. Echinacea ‘Tomato Soup’…

27th January

…on Monday/Tuesday nights which were more severe than I realised. Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ Camellia ‘California Sunset’ just coming out. Camellia ‘California Sunset’ Camellia ‘California Sunset’ Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ half frosted. Rhododendron…

31st October

…in the sun and east wind. Stewartia monodelpha Stewartia monodelpha Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ full out above the greenhouse. A remarkable show in the sun. Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ Camellia…