22nd May

…as Ilex kingiana. Here is the trunk of one of the Ilex dipyrena. Ilex dipyrena We locate four other Ilex kingiana of varying ages, but mostly 60 to 80 years…

29th April

…loderi ‘King George’ just appearing. Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ Magnolia ‘Hot Flush’ earning its name. Magnolia ‘Hot Flush’ Magnolia ‘Hot Flush’ Magnolia ‘Hot Flush’ Magnolia ‘Hot Flush’ Flowers on Salix…

24th April

…and a bit hidden in the mass of interlocking branches. Prunus incisa Prunus incisa Prunus incisa Magnolia ‘Carlos’ nearly over. A pretty poor yellow here today in comparison to many…

26th March

…No doubt it will get more silvery. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver King’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver King’ Rhododendron arboreum (pink form) by the greenhouses in a huge mature clump. Rhododendron arboreum Rhododendron…

10th February

…last spring in a very sheltered spot at the top of the garden. Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ A few more frosted flowers on Magnolia campbellii ‘Strybing…

17th November

…one ‘Borde Hill Farm’ ‘Borde Hill Farm’ ‘Crimson King’ ‘Crimson King’ ‘Crimson King’ ‘Marie Steiner’ ‘Marie Steiner’ ‘Marie Steiner’ ‘Showa-no-sake’ ‘Showa-no-sake’ ‘Showa-no-sake’ ‘Showa-no-sake’ ‘Showa-no-sake’ ‘Yoimachi’ ‘Yoimachi’ ‘Yoimachi’ ‘Misty Morn’ –…

2nd April

…calophytum Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ just coming out and a bit early. No scent yet. Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ First flowers showing colour on Michelia ‘Mixed…

28th June

…heat. Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’ Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’ 2017 – CHW Gentle rain all day which is just what the garden needed. It is about three weeks since we…

29th December

…winds by the Playhouse in 2012 but this plant is well protected at the top of the garden. Sophora japonica ‘Sun King’ Sophora japonica ‘Sun King’ First flower on Camellia…

27th March

…opening. Monarch open and nearly all King A. 1904 – JCW Picked a Cam reticulata well out, only half King A open. 1901 – JCW Jacko shows colour and Cardinal…