27th August

…need spray paint or sparkle to use them to their full potential. blue flowering hydrangea blue flowering hydrangea blue flowering hydrangea blue flowering hydrangea 2018 – CHW Schefflera aff. mynocarpa…

8th June

…indica Azalea indica The same late flowering orange azalea as by the Fernery. Late flowering orange azalea Podocarpus elongatus ‘Blue Chip’ has blue podocarps forming in profusion which I have…

4th September

…decent flowers left. Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ An even better secondary show on another clump of Rhododendron ‘Blue Tit’. Rhododendron ‘Blue Tit’ Viburnum rhytidophyllum now nearly full out but no…

20th February

…or acquire which are exceptionally good. Acer paxii: Blue undersides to leaves Acer sacchorum subsp. skutchii: Mexico Acer wardii Actinidia rubrifolia var. coriacea: Red flowers Betula calcicola: Dwarf shrub curled…

25th November

…red but with some greens. Three blue flowers still remain at the top of the bush. a blue hydrangea can turn and fade into such extraordinary dark colour a blue

21st July

…Dad always maintained in shade above the Auklandii Garden. A better blue than Hydrangea ‘Benelux’ or ‘Nikko Blue’ I think? Perhaps or perhaps the perfectly acidic soil here? Dad never…

4th July

…recent years but this one is vigorous and different as well as standing the test of time. Hydrangea ‘Fireworks Blue’ Hydrangea ‘Fireworks Blue’ Hydrangea serrata ‘Bluebird’ is also out early…

3rd July

…a decent blue in our soil. Hydrangea serrata ‘Bluebird’ Hydrangea serrata ‘Bluebird’ Hydrangea serrata ‘Bluebird’ A fine plant of Quercus x bushii with huge and slightly irregular leaves but each…

20th April

blue in bud (but not as blue as ‘Blue Opal’) opening as you see. Different! Magnolia ‘Woodsman’ x ‘Patriot’ Magnolia ‘Woodsman’ x ‘Patriot’ Magnolia ‘Sensation’ is good and improving each…

23rd October

…stunning too. Quercus coccinea Lagerstroemia indica ‘Red Emperor’ Lagerstroemia indica ‘Red Emperor’ Fothergilla intermedia ‘Blue Shadow’ Fothergilla intermedia ‘Blue Shadow’ Fothergilla intermedia ‘Blue Shadow’ 2019 – CHW The Tetrapanax papyrifer…