9th April

…‘Katsura-no-hana’ Azalea ‘Katsura-no-hana’ Prunus campanulata – really good! Prunus campanulata Prunus campanulata Prunus Jo-Nioi – single flowers but highly effective in maturity. Prunus Jo-Nioi Prunus Jo-Nioi Prunus Jo-Nioi Rhododendron ‘Joanita’…

10th February

…and wet. Prunus okame which is a slow grower and still only a large bush/ small tree. Prunus okame Prunus conradinae which is further out than the one seen yesterday…

17th March

…a striking blue. Rhododendron russatum Rhododendron russatum Prunus mume ‘Beni-chidori’ – finally I manage to capture the missing pictures for the website. Prunus mume ‘Beni-chidori’ Prunus mume ‘Beni-chidori’ Prunus mume…

8th February

…Costa’ Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ Prunus ‘Kursar’ in Kennel Close Prunus ‘Kursar’ Prunus ‘Kursar’ Prunus ‘Kursar’ Very attractive new growth, not seen before by me anyway, on Podocarpus…

22nd November

…Ice’). Prunus ‘Matsumae-fuki’ (‘Chocolate Ice’) Prunus ‘Matsumae-fuki’ (‘Chocolate Ice’) Prunus ‘Matsumae-fuki’ (‘Chocolate Ice’) Prunus ‘Ichiyo’ (‘Pink Champagne’). Prunus ‘Ichiyo’ (‘Pink Champagne’) Prunus ‘Ichiyo’ (‘Pink Champagne’) Prunus ‘Ichiyo’ (‘Pink Champagne’) Prunus

12th April

…into leaf. Aesculus assamica Magnolia ‘Banana Split’ is now properly out. Magnolia ‘Banana Split’ Prunus incisa is now a splendid show. Planted in 2010 and already 12-15ft. Prunus incisa Prunus

25th April

…– CHW Prunus mahaleb, the St Lucie cherry, with masses of tiny white blackthorn-like flowers. A day later the wind had blown most away. Prunus mahaleb Prunus mahaleb Magnolia ‘Stellar…

20th August

…well worth growing in quantity. Prunus perulata Prunus perulata Prunus perulata Prunus perulata Styrax japonicus ‘Snow Cone’ blew over in last night’s gale. As you can see (and as recorded…

28th April

…the unusual Japanese names these obscure cherries present a naming problem. PRUNUS gyoiko PRUNUS gyoiko PRUNUS gyoiko Prunus ‘Gyoiko’ above the Petrol House has a splendid greenish hue and green…

28th November

…‘Matsumae-Beni-Yutaka’ Prunus ‘Ukon’ Prunus ‘Shirotae’ Prunus ‘Tai-Haku’ Prunus ‘Horinji’ Prunus ‘Hokusai’ Prunus ‘Gyoiko’ Prunus ‘Ichiyo’ (‘Pink Champagne’) Prunus ‘Matsumae Fuki’ (‘Chocolate Ice’) Crataegus x lavalleei ‘Carrierei’ Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn…