8th March

…– first flowering here Magnolia ‘Antje Zandee’ Magnolia ‘Antje Zandee’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Purple Dream’ – first flowering here Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Purple Dream’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x…

20th April

…is here. This is another Lunaplant/Gottschalk hybrid – M. ‘Purple Globe’ x M. ‘Joe McDaniel’. Magnolia ‘Strawberry Shake’ Magnolia ‘Darkest Purple’ x M. ‘Betty Jessel’ – difficult to argue that…

19th May

…‘Prince George of Crete’. Fagus sylvatica ‘Prince George of Crete’ Podocarpus lawrencei ‘Purple King’ purchased at Hampton Court in 2019. Podocarpus lawrencei ‘Purple King’ Rhododendron ‘Graziella’ can be a shy…

29th March

…Swan’ Magnolia ‘Darkest Purple’ x Magnolia campbellii ‘Betty Jessel’ is a young plant but not, as yet, that impressive. No specific name as yet. Magnolia ‘Darkest Purple’ x Magnolia campbellii…

9th February

…confusa Sarcocca hookeriana ‘Purple Stem’ Sarcocca hookeriana ‘Purple Stem’ Sarcocca hookeriana ‘Purple Stem’ Sarcocca orientalis Sarcocca orientalis Sarcocca orientalis Sarcocca ruscifolia Sarcocca ruscifolia Sarcocca hookeriana digyna Sarcocca hookeriana digyna Sarcocca…

11th February

…Apollo John Bond Katja Landner Lilac Chalice virginiana Ludoviciana Melon Sky Peter Dummer Purple Breeze Purple Eye Purple Star Rose Marie Rominas Pink Sybille dawsoniana Valley Splendour stellata Wisley Stardust…

27th August

…to purple hydrangea pinkish then changing to purple hydrangea pinkish then changing to purple hydrangea This blue flowering hydrangea already has flower heads which have dried off and gone brown….

25th March

…denudata form? Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Magnolia ‘Purple Dream’ x ‘Star Wars’ – more Star Wars than purple in its first flowering. Magnolia ‘Purple Dream’ x ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Purple Dream’ x…

11th April

…Clearly a house plant really but it does survive in the garden. Azalea ‘Blushing Bride’ Magnolia ‘Purple Globe’ is not, as yet, even faintly ‘globe-like’. Magnolia ‘Purple Globe’ Wisteria flower…

12th May

…very strange colour mix which I first saw (with an even longer name) on the Millais stand at Chelsea two years ago. Rhododendron ‘Pushy Purple’ Rhododendron ‘Pushy Purple’ Rhododendron ‘Pushy…