20th April

…Salix undensis ‘Golden Sunshine’ just leafing up in Tin Garden. Salix undensis ‘Golden Sunshine’ Salix undensis ‘Golden Sunshine’ Magnolia ‘Daybreak’ is darker than Magnolia ‘Peachy’ which is lighter in colour….

24th May

…George’ Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ Staphylea holocarpa ‘Innocence’ with numerous clusters of bladder nuts. This small tree or shrub has never produced…

15th April

…old beech tree taking down an old beech tree taking down an old beech tree taking down an old beech tree The Ilex platyphylla windbreak will now have more light…

21st March

…and superb. Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ A young Daphniphyllum oldhamii with reddish new growth. Daphniphyllum oldhamii Daphniphyllum oldhamii Rhododendron ‘Harry Tagg’ excellent…

10th April

…few visible leaves. Sophora japonica ‘Sun King’ Sophora japonica ‘Sun King’ Acer fabri is evergreen. Here, for the first time, I see the attractive inflorescences on full show. Acer fabri…

25th September

…Sorbus ‘Golden Wonder’ is the largest of the three but has no fruits at all this year. Sorbus ‘Pearly King’ Sorbus ‘Pearly King’ Sorbus ‘Pearly King’ Another Magnolia ‘March-till-Frost’ full…

31st May

…Close to flower. I have missed the others during Chelsea. Azalea ‘Orange King’ Azalea ‘Orange King’ A rogue Rhododendron ponticum is suddenly visible opposite Rhododendron stenaulum. It must go! Rhododendron…

10th March

…have just arrived in the nursery. agave Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Snow Queen’ in flower. Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Snow Queen’ Sophora ‘Sun King’ full out now. Sophora ‘Sun King’ Correa nummularifolia is new…

4th March

…Caerhays bred Rhododendron Golden Oriole Group – ‘Talavera’. Rhododendron Golden Oriole Group – ‘Talavera’ Rhododendron Golden Oriole Group – ‘Talavera’ Magnolia ‘Plum Pudding’ with another ‘pudding’ underneath (Nicky). Magnolia ‘Plum…

29th November

…quickly as they turn and never make a show. Acer griseum 2019 – CHW Salix udensis ‘Golden Sunshine’ produces golden autumn colours as well as genuinely yellow leaves in the…