8th April

…of several today in the garden of this variety. Magnolia ‘Wadas Memory’ Magnolia ‘Wadas Memory’ Rhododendron fargesii full out in the main quarry. I showed this starting to come out…

9th April

…this variety tough enough to develop and grow but it is now a decent small tree of circa 15-18ft in height. Michelia ‘Mixed up Miss’ Magnolia ‘Tropicana’ at its best…

11th November

…seldom managed in recent years. A tender variety easily set back and partially defoliated in cold east winds. Hoheria populnea ‘Variegata’ Hoheria populnea ‘Variegata’ Hoheria populnea nearby is over but…

12th April

…‘must have’ reticulata variety of the 35 individually photographed. I need to get to these earlier next year. 2016 – CHW Meeting with Philip Brown to organise the tree planting…

12th July

…in this heatwave. Hydrangea ‘Ayesha’ can be blue or pink. Reliable flowerer. Hydrangea ‘Ayesha’ Hydrangea ‘Love You Kiss’ – silly name but good variety. Hydrangea ‘Love You Kiss’ Hydrangea ‘Selina’…

28th July

…however a good new variety. Hydrangea paniculata ‘Skyfall’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Skyfall’ Tree felling of the two beech and the pollarding of the oak have made a good new planting area…

12th February

…fit and well. The leaves have no prickles except at the tips. What variety does this make it? Ilex x altaclarensis ‘Balearica’? More investigation needed. Trevanion Holly Trevanion Holly A…

4th July

…less stock in variety than usual but was busy. Photinia serratifolia ‘Crispy Pink’ was looking very attractive even if much of the pink had faded. Photinia serratifolia ‘Crispy Pink’ Some…

10th June

…on any other styrax species or variety? A slight scent today but the bees are going mad for the flowers as you can see. Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’ Styrax japonicus…

31st July

…is pleasant enough though if we had to choose a new variety to add. Scabiosa ‘Vivid Violet’ Scabiosa ‘Vivid Violet’ Lobelia ‘Starship Scarlet’ was selling well under cover and out…