17th November

…‘Silver Dollar’ ‘Silver Dollar’ ‘Rosea Plena’ – very yellow foliage ‘Rosea Plena’ ‘Rosea Plena’ ‘Ken Juro’ ‘Ken Juro’ ‘Ken Juro’ ‘New Dawn’ ‘New Dawn’ ‘New Dawn’ ‘Paradise Little Lien’ ‘Paradise…

8th February

…a clump which will give wind protection from easterly gales over time. Camellia ‘Silver Anniversary’ Camellia ‘Silver Anniversary’ Another couple of plants of pink form ‘Bo-Peep’ in the Auklandii Garden…

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…

18th February

…full flower. Orangy-yellow! Mahonia bealei ‘Cornish Silver’ Mahonia bealei ‘Cornish Silver’ Also Mahonia gracillipes x fortunei. Mahonia gracillipes x fortunei I think both of these would be well worth reserving…

8th September

…seeds. Zenobia Buddleia ‘Silver Anniversary’ – in flower. An attractive combination with the leaves. Buddleia ‘Silver Anniversary’ Buddleia ‘Silver Anniversary’ Pseudopanax with seeds. Pseudopanax with seeds Rudbeckia triloba ‘Prairie Glow’…

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…

10th April

…sericea have died in the last year. Wonderful, but hardly silvery, new growth here. The silver is on the undersides of the leaves as on all N. sericea but especially…

13th July

…and an exceptional ‘snake-bark’ stem. Acer x conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’ Acer x conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’ The Betula utilis ssp. jacquemontii circles were growing well. Betula utilis ssp. jacquemontii Betula utilis…

31st December

…a good show. From a distance I thought it was another ‘Mary Costa’ but this is rather better. Completely unfrosted. Camellia ‘Silver Anniversary’ Camellia ‘Silver Anniversary’ I had been expecting…

28th March

…doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Rhododendron pseudochyrsanthemum is just out below Donkey Shoe. The leaf indumentum and new growth are better than the flower. Rhododendron pseudochyrsanthemum Rhododendron pseudochyrsanthemum…