12th June

…gold coin really as big as this? Cornus kousa ‘Doubloon’ Cornus kousa ‘Doubloon’ Syringa vulgans ‘Sensation’ is nearly over. Missed it properly again this year. This is one of the…

8th March

…more real plants: Magnolia ‘Vulcan’ x Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ just emerging. Magnolia ‘Vulcan’ x Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Purple Sensation’ (this is Magnolia campbellii subsp. mollicomata ‘Lanarth’ x Magnolia liliiflora)….

7th September

…snapped off 2. ‘Felix Jury’ x ‘Betty Jessel’ 3. ‘Purple Sensation’ x ‘Felix Jury ‘ 4. ‘Sir Harold Hiller’ x ‘Lanarth Surprise ‘ 5. ‘Betty Jessel’x ‘Feix Jury’ 6. ‘Betty…

18th April

…matsumae ‘Hanaguruma’ was given to us by Harvey Stephens of the Savill Gardens. A really good double flowered pink cherry. Prunus matsumae ‘Hanaguruma’ Magnolia ‘Purple Sensation’ is a later flowering…

15th April

…its double flowers. Rhododendron ‘Johnny Johnstone’ Rhododendron ‘Johnny Johnstone’ Rhododendron ‘Van Nes Sensation’ Rhododendron ‘Van Nes Sensation’ Something is, like last year, biting the Embothrium flowers in half to get…

23rd May

…Naomie Harris and more press Chelsea stand 2016 Our celebrity Naomie Harris, the black Bond girl sensation, arrives half an hour late for the press photo call. She has been…

3rd May

…Viburnum awabuki Magnolia ‘Sunsation’ (despite what the label says – ‘Sensation’) has been out for a bit but now with its full range of colours between bud and fully open….

7th April

…13 – 1st picturered below, 2nd M. ‘Purple Sensation, and 3rd M. sprengeri ‘Diva’ Class 25 – 2nd with R. impeditum ‘J.C. Williams’   Class 2 – Rhododendron macabeanum, praestans,…

30th July

Sensation’, ‘Little Lime’, ‘Wims Red’). 2019 – CHW A young Taxus baccata ‘Aurea’ with particularly fine new growth in the shade on Sinogrande Walk. Quite a bit of tidying up…