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….

19th May

…it will hopefully open more fully. Azalea ‘Purple Splendour’ Azalea ‘Purple Splendour’ The Echium pininana on the lawn photographed after the winter gales looked black and nearly dead – today…

29th March

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

28th July

…– Ailanthus altissima ‘Purple Dragon’. Ailanthus altissima ‘Purple Dragon’ Ailanthus altissima ‘Purple Dragon’ Gordonia axillaris was planted in 1991 but I have never yet seen it flower here. Gordonia axillaris…

8th March

…Zandee’ – 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’…

22nd April

…performing well today. This is a reddish-purple form without the dark purple spots or blotches which you see in some others which can also be purple or rose-purple. One for…

25th March

…than purple in its first flowering. Magnolia ‘Purple Dream’ x ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Purple Dream’ x ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ – I saw this first at Hergest Croft but…

11th April

…Bride’ Magnolia ‘Purple Globe’ is not, as yet, even faintly ‘globe-like’. Magnolia ‘Purple Globe’ Wisteria flower buds swelling up. Wisteria Magnolia ‘Blushing Belle’ is a fine show today on Sinogrande…

25th April

…Rhododendron ‘Veryan Bay’ First flowering here of Magnolia ‘Purple Prince’ which I first saw in the Valley Gardens at Windsor doing so well. Magnolia ‘Purple Prince’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ still putting…

2nd April

…seen in The Valley Gardens at Windsor a couple of years ago. Late season flowerer. Magnolia ‘Purple Prince’ Magnolia ‘Purple Prince’ Some of the yellow male catkins on Betula luminifera…