27th March

…making a decent tree. Magnolia ‘Sentinel’ Magnolia ‘Sentinel’ Magnolia ‘Darkest Purple’ x Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Darkest Purple’ x Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Darkest Purple’ x Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ The…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

14th June

…and we need to remove the camellias around it. Cornus kousa ‘Heart Throb’ Cornus kousa ‘Heart Throb’ Cornus kousa ‘Heart Throb’ This Cornus kousa had no name when planted in…

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….

12th May

…A 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…

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…