30th January

…purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ out in the sun in the nursery. Lonicera x purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ Lonicera x purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ The herbaceous potting has been going on apace and the…

7th June

…‘Cleopatra’ Eremurus x isabellinus ‘Cleopatra’ Eremurus ‘White Beauty Favourite’ Eremurus ‘White Beauty Favourite’ Eremurus ‘White Beauty Favourite’ Wisteria floribunda ‘Alba’. Flowering with the leaves. Wisteria floribunda ‘Alba’ Gillenia trifoliata in…

3rd June

…Zelhova serrata ‘Variegation’ Zelhova serrata ‘Variegation’ Aextoxicon punctata with excellent new growth. Aextoxicon punctata Paeonia ‘Nippon Beauty’. Paeonia ‘Nippon Beauty’ Another superb new Deutzia species – Deutzia longifolia and, of…

30th May

…is clearly Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ are now open in Kennel Close. Why are the buds and flowers so much larger than on the original? Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’…

29th July

…still coming. Looks like there is some natural hybridisation in the clump. Eucomis bicolor Eucomis bicolor Eucomis bicolor The largest Agave americana I have ever seen. 10ft x 10ft easily!…

20th September

…Viburnum rhytidophyllum which I had not expected after such a heavy crop of flowers in the summer. Viburnum rhytidophyllum Rhododendron ‘Bowjingles’ flowering in a nursery bed. A pleasant yellow and…

12th April

…casualties along the way. Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ is quite well known. Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ Camellia reticulata ‘Simpatica’ is not. Camellia reticulata ‘Simpatica’ Camellia reticulata ‘Simpatica’ Camellia reticulata ‘S…

26th April

…‘Black Beauty’ at its very best. Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Michelia ‘Fairy Lime’ with pink tips to its petals. Michelia ‘Fairy Lime’ Pittosporum tenuifolium…