25th May

…Hoo’ on the drive is just out. Rhododendron ‘Tally Hoo’ Rhododendron ‘Tally Hoo’ Azalea ‘Sun Chariot’ growing in shade. Azalea ‘Sun Chariot’ Azalea ‘Sun Chariot’ First flower on Hydrangea ‘Ayesha’….

29th April

…fargesii – first time I have seen this. Salix fargesii Magnolia ‘Sunset Swirl’ Magnolia ‘Sunset Swirl’ Magnolia ‘Swedish Star’ – just opening, one of the very best yellows. Magnolia ‘Swedish…

17th April

…The yellowish Magnolia ‘Sundance’ against a blue sky. Magnolia ‘Sundance’ Magnolia ‘Yuchelia’ just coming out. Magnolia ‘Yuchelia’ Paulownia tomentosa ‘Lilacina’ just opening. Paulownia tomentosa ‘Lilacina’ Magnolia ‘Tropicana’ now full out….

28th April

…ever witnessed before. Magnolia ‘Sunburst’ Magnolia ‘Sunburst’ Magnolia offinalis biloba still in bud too but many more buds (25) than ever before. Magnolia offinalis biloba Magnolia offinalis biloba Magnolia offinalis…

12th April

…‘Apricot Brandy’ as the tepal colours change. Magnolia ‘Apricot Brandy’ Magnolia ‘Apricot Brandy’ Magnolia ‘Carlos’ just out too. Magnolia ‘Carlos’ Salix udensis ‘Golden Sunshine’ Salix udensis ‘Golden Sunshine’ Pterocarya fraxinifolia…

22nd November

…looks more promising. Magnolia rostrata Magnolia rostrata The wild black bees whose home got felled are still very much in evidence in the sun today in their fallen trunk. wild…

17th November

…Pinus radiata in Bond Street. It was better in the sun a few days ago and without this drizzle. Liriodendron tulipifera 2020 – CHW Seagulls and cormorants on the lake…

4th January

…Seeds on Sophora ‘Sun King’. Sophora ‘Sun King’ Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ now at its best on the drive. Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ 2021 – CHW…

10th February

…last spring in a very sheltered spot at the top of the garden. Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ A few more frosted flowers on Magnolia campbellii ‘Strybing…

18th November

…starting to split open but still had their seeds inside. The plant is growing in full sun beyond the Playhouse. Visited Old Park and Forty Acres (without crossing the bridge…