27th August

…is later even than Tilia kiusiana into flower. Tilia henryana Buddleia ‘Silver Anniversary’ full out and looking good – flower and foliage. Buddleia ‘Silver Anniversary’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Little Lime’ is…

13th March

…with very large pure white (rather than creamy) flowers and a different scent to the parent. This is more like cinnamon. Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Michelia…

6th May

…utilis var jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ An interesting birch display above the drive where their mainly white mature trunks will one day show up well…

3rd October

…Burncoose with Rob Toy in front of it. No flowers or berries to be seen! Ilex mutchagara We saw Acer ‘Silver Cardinal’ (formerly x conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’) with seed heads…

8th April

…‘Silver King’ leafing up nicely. The silver variegation is irregular. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver King’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver King’ Quercus monimotricha which Asia has cleverly grown from cuttings. Drooping silvery new…

5th August

…conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’ with, as usual, exceptional secondary new growth which is pink and white becoming mottled green and white. Acer x conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’ Acer x conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’…

14th September

…Whitish in bud opening light mauve with not all the flowers coming out at once to give a foxtail appearance. Calluna vulgaris ‘Silver Fox’ Calluna vulgaris ‘Silver Fox’ We have…

3rd August

…drop some of the New Zealand varieties. Agapanthus ‘Silver Moon’ – silver leaf edge variegation and much better than Agapanthus ‘Tinkerbell’. Agapanthus ‘Silver Moon’ Agapanthus ‘Windsor Grey’ – whitish grey…

28th March

…smell as you would expect when crushed. Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Rhododendron pseudochyrsanthemum is just out below Donkey Shoe. The leaf indumentum and new growth are…

13th February

…greenhouses ready for planting out. Camellia champetre ‘Fairy Blush’ – looks rather tender Camellia champetre ‘Fairy Blush’ Camellia champetre ‘Fairy Blush’ Camellia ‘Silver Chalice’ Camellia ‘Silver Chalice’ Camellia ‘Silver Chalice’…