26th May

…like Catalpa x erubescens ‘Purpurea’ at present. Catalpa sechuanensis Paulownia kawakamii is now full out and flowering properly for the first time. Just the odd flower in previous years. Paulownia…

22nd July

…yet but buds to come in small clusters down the new growth stems. This matches the Hillier’s description and was previously known as Callicarpa purpurea which matches the leaf colour….

Other nice things from the Rosemoor Show

…Rhododendron laetum Rhododendron periclymenoides Menziesia ‘Dartmoor Storm’ (now Rhododendron!) Menziesia ‘Shepherds Delight’ (now Rhododendron!) Rhododendron (menziesia) formerly ciliicalyx x var. purpurea (bit confused myself!) Menziesia ‘Spring Morning’ (now Rhododendron) Menziesia…