20th November

…‘November Pink’ Azalea ‘Kirin’ with a few unusually premature flowers. Azalea ‘Kirin’ Lagerstroemia indica ‘Rhapsody in Pink’ living up to its name. Lagerstroemia indica ‘Rhapsody in Pink’ Lagerstroemia indica ‘Rhapsody

10th March

…Magnolia ‘Pink Sensation’ just out. An Ian Baldick introduction from New Zealand previously called ‘Ian’s Giant Pink’. It is not that ‘giant’ as yet? Magnolia ‘Pink Sensation’ The quince is…

27th July

…leaves. Lagerstroemia indica ‘Rhapsody in Pink’ Lagerstroemia indica ‘Rhapsody in Pink’ Lagerstroemia indica ‘Rhapsody in Pink’ Lonicera ‘Rhubarb and Custard’ – a silly name for a new plant which is…

13th April

…‘Taurus’ just out. Rhododendron ‘Taurus’ Magnolia ‘Golden Sun’ in the magnolia tunnel. Magnolia ‘Golden Sun’ Magnolia ‘Sunburst’ Magnolia ‘Sunburst’ Scabious columbaria ‘Pink Mist’ out in flower already. Scabious columbaria ‘Pink

23rd April

…– CHW I thought it might be interesting to photograph all the many different forms of Rhododendron davidsonianum out today in the garden. This is the ‘Caerhays Pink’ form in

5th May

…officinalis completes the trio of magnolia trees all in flower. Magnolia officinalis Magnolia officinalis A magnolia felled in the 1987 hurricane had reshot into a three stemmed tree in two…

12th April

…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 incisa Prunus…

14th April

…again planted in 2006. Very pretty in the dappled sunlight. Prunus jamasakura Prunus jamasakura Magnolia stellata ‘Centennial’ is particularly good below the tower. If there was a hint of pink

20th April

…this is indeed true to name at this stage of flowering but rather dubious for this cross? M. ‘Darkest Purple’ is a liliiflora hybrid bred in Alabama in 1949 with…

27th June

…Betula insignis subsp. fansipanensis Betula insignis subsp. fansipanensis In the shade the few Stewartia rostrata flowers this year are pure white. More pink in the sun. Stewartia rostrata Stewartia rostrata…