11th April

…but it does survive in the garden. Azalea ‘Blushing Bride’ Magnolia ‘Purple Globe’ is not, as yet, even faintly ‘globe-like’. Magnolia ‘Purple Globe’ Wisteria flower buds swelling up. Wisteria Magnolia…

17th May

…the only plant with leaves of this sort in Kennel Close. Populus deltoides ‘Purple Tower’ Populus deltoides ‘Purple Tower’ Juglans ailanthifolia also has rather special foliage and you would not…

29th April

…to justify their existence. Ailanthus altissima ‘Purple Dragon’ Ailanthus altissima ‘Purple Dragon’ Carpinus rankanensis has gorgeous veined and bronzy new growth. Carpinus rankanensis Carpinus rankanensis Pterocarya rhoifolia just in leaf….

4th May

…Populus deltoides ‘Purple Tower’ Populus deltoides ‘Purple Tower’ Just two long catkins on Juglans ailanthifolia. Juglans ailanthifolia Still a good crop of flowers on Magnolia ‘Banana Split’. Magnolia ‘Banana Split’…

8th October

…a very different colour to S.japonicus ‘Evening Light’ which is much blacker (and not purple) at this time of the year and with smaller leaves. Styrax japonicus ‘Purple Dress’ Styrax…

23rd March

…in front of the original Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’. Magnolia nitida The Magnolia mollicomata in the Ririei Opening slightly wind scuffed by the recent east winds. Magnolia mollicomata Magnolia ‘Purple Splendour’…

28th July

…– Ailanthus altissima ‘Purple Dragon’. Ailanthus altissima ‘Purple Dragon’ Ailanthus altissima ‘Purple Dragon’ Gordonia axillaris was planted in 1991 but I have never yet seen it flower here. Gordonia axillaris…

12th October

…‘Spring Purple’ Corylopsis ‘Spring Purple’ 1947 – CW Returned from Scotland. Very dry and rain badly wanted. Rho Yellow Hammer very good. Lapagerias nice. All the Rho auriculatum hybrids over….

4th August

…ago. A good Magnolia virginiana full out but unseen in Forty Acres. Magnolia virginiana 2020 – CHW Eucalyptus leucoxylon ‘Rosea’ looking quite superb with its triangular or heart shaped leaf…

2nd April

…this hybrid so special. First seen in The Valley Gardens at Windsor a couple of years ago. Late season flowerer. Magnolia ‘Purple Prince’ Magnolia ‘Purple Prince’ Some of the yellow…