5th August

…Lace’ nearby. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Burgundy’ which takes its name from the autumn leaf colour. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Burgundy’ Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Burgundy’ Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Burgundy’ A second flowering on Magnolia ‘Apollo’ –…

12th July

…excellent display of Ajuga reptans ‘Burgundy Glow’ fronting Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’. Ajuga reptans ‘Burgundy Glow’ 2018 – CHW On Sunday we went off to the Royal Isle of Wight…

26th July

…who raised all these. Salvia ‘Royal Bumble’ may be the best? Salvia ‘Icing Sugar’ Lysimachia punctata ‘Alexander’ for those who like variegated leaves? Lysimachia punctata ‘Alexander’ Coreopsis ‘Mango Punch’ –…

26th December

…then weaken themselves by overseeding and use all their energy to procreate. Rhododendron ‘Royal Flush’ Rhododendron ‘Royal Flush’ Rhododendron ‘Royal Flush’ The Fuchsia exorticatica outside the front door is again…

31st March

…The first flower on new Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ which will be a good seller in due course. Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Prunus matsumae ‘Beni-Yutaka’ just out at the…

24th July

…huge stalks. Eucomis ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ Eucomis ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ Crocosmia ‘Limpopo’ – newish in our catalogue but good. Crocosmia ‘Limpopo’ Crocosmia ‘Limpopo’ Echinacea ‘Tomato Soup’ – stunning red. Echinacea ‘Tomato Soup’…

31st October

…in the sun and east wind. Stewartia monodelpha Stewartia monodelpha Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ full out above the greenhouse. A remarkable show in the sun. Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ Camellia…

29th March

…Magnolia ‘Royal Purple’ – one final flower. Other than the yellows virtually all the magnolias have now finished flowering in the nursery tunnels. Magnolia ‘Royal Purple’ The new (to us)…

15th April

…‘Royal Splendour’ is a new one to us but clearly in the ‘Peachy’/’Daybreak’ category. Magnolia ‘Royal Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Royal Splendour’ Cestrum ‘Newellii’ full out in flower in the nursery. Cestrum…

14th March

…is now about 15ft tall with a similar or wider width. An impressive show. Magnolia stellata ‘Royal Star’ Magnolia stellata ‘Royal Star’ This is labelled Magnolia stellata ‘Jane Platt’ (syn….