12th March

…hybrid. Rather better than ‘Cornish Red’ and very near the original clump of Rhododendron ‘Red Admiral’. red hybrid red hybrid A newly planted (today) Podocarpus spinulosus which is a very…

26th May

…double flowered yellow Azalea ‘Narcissiflorum’ is a huge clump overhanging the drive offset either side by forms of Azalea pontica. Azalea ‘Narcissiflorum’ Azalea ‘Narcissiflorum’ Azalea ‘Narcissiflorum’ Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ is…

14th February

…‘Annas Red’ Helleborus orientalis ‘Annas Red’ Helleborus orientalis ‘Annas Red’ A nice showing of dwarf blue iris in pots too. dwarf blue iris Despite the continuing cold the pace of…

28th July

…emarginatum Lilium superbum Lilium superbum I have no idea what this orange-red rhododendron is but am delighted that we have layered it now. orange-red rhododendron orange-red rhododendron So “nothing” out…

7th September

…‘ x ‘Lanarth’ NZ 7. ‘Rebecca’s Perfume’ x ‘Betty Jessel’ 8. ‘Philip Tregunna’ x ‘Felix Jury’ 9. ‘Philip Tregunna’ x ‘Darjeeling’ 10. ‘Angelica’ x i ‘Darjeeling 11. ‘Angelica’ x ‘Betty…

7th March

…in strong wind. Exquisite colour which has faded a bit since yesterday. Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ The first colour on the buds of Magnolia ‘J…

19th February

…‘Maisie’ Rhododendron ‘Maisie’ Rhododendron ‘Maisie’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ just out. Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ in Kennel Close (planted 2010). Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia…

27th February

…good colour this year. This is the younger of our two plants above the Magnolia veitchii. Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ The 1911 Magnolia campbellii stands out impressively amid…

12th May

…Enkianthus campanulatus Enkianthus campanulatus Acer platanoides ‘Royal Red’ has fine new leaves. Acer platanoides ‘Royal Red’ Acer platanoides ‘Royal Red’ Acer heldreichii looks very much like an A. platanoides! Acer…

23rd October

…xylocarpum. Melliodendron xylocarpum Outstanding yellow on Ginkgo ‘Saratoga’. Ginkgo ‘Saratoga’ Cercis canadensis ‘Appalachian Red’ turning nicely. Cercis canadensis ‘Appalachian Red’ Asterotrichon discolor in full flower as usual. Asterotrichon discolor Maclura…