20th June

…original M. ‘Yuchelia’ actually is but more like this? Magnolia ‘Yuchelia’ The bracts of Cornus ‘Venus’ now becoming more pink. Cornus ‘Venus’ Styrax japonicus ‘Jippei Kawamure’ full out and doing…

2nd November

…check up on the autumn colour of the enkianthus on Hovel Cart Road. I am slightly too late.Enkianthus campanulatus albiflorus is a good red. Enkianthus campanulatus albiflorus Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Venus’…

16th October

…colour changes on Acer japonicum. Acer japonicum The new puppy (Teddy) annoying the other dogs. Teddy Colour and seed on Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Venus’. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Venus’ 2020 – CHW A…

19th March

…coming out on Magnolia ‘Venus’ in a tunnel. Magnolia ‘Venus’ Parriotopsis jacquemontiana in flower – such as it is. Parriotopsis jacquemontiana A new variety for us – Leucodendron ‘Burgundy Sunset’…

22nd March

…From Carolyn Townsend From Carolyn Townsend Camellia ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ Vikki in the (now) takeaway tearooms. tearooms Magnolia ‘Venus’ at the sales point. Magnolia ‘Venus’ Sarah taking contactless payments in gloves…

4th May

…tall Sequoiadendron giganteum Sequoiadendron giganteum Sequoiadendron giganteum Ilex dipyrena Ilex dipyrena Ilex dipyrena Rhododendron ‘Jubilee Queen’ (loderi ‘Venus’ x Rose du Barri – 1935) Rhododendron ‘Jubilee Queen’ (loderi ‘Venus’ x…

13th March

…but very dark red flowers. ‘Venus’ (Tulip x Ruby) is an exceptional plant with great commercial potential. Others, which are flowering for the first time here, may well surpass Venus

10th May

…best in the collection today above Hovel Cart Road. ‘Venus’ looks very pale this year and is nearly over. Enkianthus deflexus still in tight bud. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Hollandia’ Azalea ‘Babeuff’…

5th March

…‘Venus’. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Rebeccas Perfume’ – first decent full flowering with us. A…

16th April

…they should be building a nest very soon. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Vesta’ is the first one out of the three Vs (‘Virgo’, ‘Venus’ and ‘Vesta’). Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Vesta’ Rhododendron ‘Linda’ on…