8th September

…with seeds. Pseudopanax with seeds Rudbeckia triloba ‘Prairie Glow’ in full flower. Rudbeckia triloba ‘Prairie Glow’ Rudbeckia triloba ‘Prairie Glow’ Echinacea purpurea Echinacea purpurea Echinacea purpurea Kniphofia ‘Little Maid’ rather…

17th May

…in the leaf. Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’ Staphylea holocarpa var rosea by the fernery is now a large plant showing up spectacularly today from the drive….

14th May

…three colours properly in the leaves of Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’. Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’ Iris pseudacorus (yellow flag) growing by the pond. I wonder why…

25th April

…and now flowering well on its drooping branches. Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ looking superb too. Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’…

9th May

…new planted Rhododendron chapmanii settling in well. Rhododendron chapmanii Malus purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ developing splendidly well. A tremendous show in Kennel Close. Malus purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ Malus purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’…

24th August

…x erubescens ‘Purpurea’ Catalpa x erubescens ‘Purpurea’ Flower buds only, as yet, on Hoheria sextylosa ‘Pendula’. Later than usual to show. Hoheria sextylosa ‘Pendula’ A good show of secondary flowers…

21st September

…on Clerodendron bungei on our stand. It hovered and lowered its tongue/proboscis into the flower. Clerodendron bungei Clerodendron bungei On the Crûg Farm stand: Roscoea purpurea f. rubra ‘Gurkha Red’…

20th November

‘Purpurea’. Viola labradorica ‘Purpurea’ Unusual to find a flower on Datura sanguinea in November! Datura sanguinea Berries on a new species of lonicera to us – Lonicera crassifolia which is…

1st July

…form of Corylus maxima ‘Purpurea’. Corylus maxima ‘Purpurea’ 2022 – CHW Iris ‘Lady in Waiting’ rather good. Iris ‘Lady in Waiting’ Lavandula ‘Meerlo’ has attractive variegation. Lavandula ‘Meerlo’ A good…

6th February

…had blown over. Now uprighted and in flower. Acacia longifolia Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’ now out. Acacia baileyana nearby is virtually over. Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’ Another full bud on Magnolia ‘’Todd’s…