15th April

…They will get much bigger yet. Cornus ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’ Cornus ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’ Cornus ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’ Boquilla trifoliata ‘out’ as far as it seems to get. Boquilla trifoliata…

25th April

…flowers before at the centre of the bracts. Cornus ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’ Cornus ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’ A smaller and more conventionally sized Magnolia ‘Butterflies’ on Bond Street. Magnolia ‘Butterflies’ 2020…

29th May

…laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’ Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ at its very best. Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ Flower buds appearing on Magnolia ‘Blue Opal’. Smaller but even…

6th February

…nine months and a healthy budget for 2020/1.Amazingly Geum ‘Scarlet Tempest’ was full out on the immaculate herbaceous beds. Geum ‘Scarlet Tempest’ Geum ‘Scarlet Tempest’ Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’ was full…

15th September

…in Areas 23, 26 and 25 is strangely Crataegus laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’. Leafless already and covered in white and yellow lichen (bad sign in a young plant) it has plenty…

25th March

…Magnolia ‘Eric Savill’ x ‘Felicity’ Magnolia ‘Eric Savill’ x ‘Felicity’ I wonder how many different magnolias (new and old) I have photographed in this wonderful magnolia spring? Approaching 150 or…

21st November

…williamsii unnamed Camellia x williamsii Cotinus ‘Grace’ with a mixture of colour. ‘Scarlet’ says Hillier’s but it is more than this today here. Cotinus ‘Grace’ Cotinus ‘Pink Champagne’ turns a…

13th April

…Pulmonaria ‘Opal’ Geum ‘Scarlet Tempest’ out very early and ahead of all the other Geums. Geum ‘Scarlet Tempest’ 2021 – CHW Nursery visits today to try to buy up more…

13th March

…ground from the original 1913 planted Magnolia campbellii. Magnolia campbellii Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ and Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ make a wonderful colour contrast. Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ and Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ Corylopsis…

26th May

…plicatum ‘Kilimanjaro Sunrise’ VIBURNUM plicatum ‘Kilimanjaro Sunrise’ I wonder if we will ever be told the numbers who voted for each of the 10 Plants of the Year? I wonder