24th July

…flower heads. Miscanthus sacchariflorus Miscanthus sacchariflorus Agastache ‘Blue Boa’ – might have been blue originally but fading quickly. Taller growing than some. Agastache ‘Blue Boa’ Agastache ‘Blue Boa’ 2016 –…

April 2018 Irish trip (Day 3)

…Blephylocalyx crookshankii Beautiful blue bell shaped flowers but horrid prickles too. Rhapithamnus spinosus. blue bell shaped flowers blue bell shaped flowers blue bell shaped flowers blue bell shaped flowers Pitavia…

7th May

…augustinii ‘Penheale Blue’. Rhododendron augustinii ‘Penheale Blue’ Rhododendron augustinii ‘Penheale Blue’ Rhododendron zaleucum nearby is rather paler! Rhododendron zaleucum Rhododendron zaleucum Rhododendron ‘Saint Tudy’ to complement the colour range and…

16th April

…plants with Dutch labels. Rhododendron ‘Blue Diamond’ Rhododendron ‘Blue Diamond’ Rhododendron ‘Michaels Pride’ is just coming out at least a month early for Chelsea where we usually show it on…

2nd April

…see any blue but presumably this will be evident in the new growth. Distylum myricoides ‘Blue Cascade’ Distylum myricoides ‘Blue Cascade’ A quick trip to Old Park to view the…

8th June

…growth is perfect now for Asia to start cuttings going again. Podocarpus elongatus ‘Blue Chip’ Podocarpus elongatus ‘Blue Chip’ Podocarpus elongatus ‘Blue Chip’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Titan’ has very yellow…

4th September

…few decent flowers left. Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ An even better secondary show on another clump of Rhododendron ‘Blue Tit’. Rhododendron ‘Blue Tit’ Viburnum rhytidophyllum now nearly full out but…

20th February

…exceptionally good. Acer paxii: Blue undersides to leaves Acer sacchorum subsp. skutchii: Mexico Acer wardii Actinidia rubrifolia var. coriacea: Red flowers Betula calcicola: Dwarf shrub curled and furry/hairy new growth…

25th November

…such extraordinary dark colour. Mainly dark red but with some greens. Three blue flowers still remain at the top of the bush. a blue hydrangea can turn and fade into…

4th July

…time. Hydrangea ‘Fireworks Blue’ Hydrangea ‘Fireworks Blue’ Hydrangea serrata ‘Bluebird’ is also out early and a good blue. Perhaps the best hydrangea on the drive today. Hydrangea serrata ‘Bluebird’ Hydrangea…