11th May

…Azalea ‘Caerhays Lavender’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Black Swan’ leaves a week on. Fagus sylvatica ‘Black Swan’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Black Swan’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ just out. Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’…

8th March

…open I suspect. Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ A single poor/battered flower this year on Magnolia ‘Black Swan’. We have yet to see this flower properly here although the plant is growing well….

1st May

…growing. Crataegus wattiana Crataegus wattiana Crataegus wattiana Fagus sylvatica ‘Black Swan’ good too in the sun. Fagus sylvatica ‘Black Swan’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Black Swan’ Salix moupinense (from Tom Hudson /…

21st March

…‘Black Swan’ in a similar state. I fear this is wrongly named. I was expecting something much darker from the Magnolia Society listings about this new variety. Magnolia ‘Black Swan’…

26th March

…No doubt it will get more silvery. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver King’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver King’ Rhododendron arboreum (pink form) by the greenhouses in a huge mature clump. Rhododendron arboreum Rhododendron…

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…

13th February

…champetre ‘Fairy Blush’ Camellia ‘Silver Chalice’ Camellia ‘Silver Chalice’ Camellia ‘Silver Chalice’ Camellia ‘Black Magic’ – I think we have had this before Camellia ‘Black Magic’ Camellia ‘Black Magic’ Camellia…

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…