20th June

…Donkey Shoe. Two more Cornus kousas: Cornus kousa ‘WCBCRI’ Cornus kousa ‘WCBCRI’ Cornus kousa ‘WCBCRI’ – that is what it says on the label! This may be a breeder’s number,…

25th June

…and another good cornus to grow. Hidden previously by the aucuba hedge. Cornus kousa ‘Samaritan’ Cornus kousa ‘Samaritan’ Cornus kousa ‘Miss Petty’ has very dark green foliage and is also…

27th May

…gift from Richard Carew-Pole when he was RHS President. Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ The dogs bring me a still warm dead squirrel…

24th June

kousa ‘Summer Stars’ is laden with bracts just turning pink. A spreading pendulous habit. Cornus kousa ‘Summer Stars’ Cornus kousa ‘Summer Stars’ Cornus kousa ‘Schmetterling’ only has a few on…

23rd June

kousa ‘Doubloon’ as covered and splendid as ever. Perhaps our best Cornus in flower today? ‘Satomi’ is probably better. Cornus kousa ‘Doubloon’ Cornus kousa ‘Doubloon’ Seed pods starting to form…

22nd June

…newly planted azaleas in Kennel Close which were wilting. Cornus kousa ‘Madame Butterfly’ at its best on Hovel Cart Road. Cornus kousa ‘Madame Butterfly’ Cornus kousa ‘Madame Butterfly’ Cornus kousa

29th June

…and an odd colour. Rhododendron weyrichii Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ nearing the end of its lengthy performance. Still excellent. Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ Another decent clump of Rhododendron auriculatum…

13th June

…with red spots in full sun. Cornus kousa chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Beautiful foliage on Fagus sylvatica ‘Aurea Pendula’. Fagus sylvatica…

6th September

…this. Cornus kousa ‘Doubloon’ Cornus kousa ‘Doubloon’ Cornus kousa ‘Doubloon’ Sorbus folgneri ‘Emiel’ has no berries at all this year. Last year it was plastered. Sorbus folgneri ‘Emiel’ 2019 –…

22nd September

…why this exceptional variety is not more widely available? Cornus kousa ‘Gloria Birkett’ Cornus kousa ‘Gloria Birkett’ Cornus kousa ‘Gloria Birkett’ Beside it I find a young plant of Heptacodium…