21st March

…performing better and better. Magnolia ‘Aphrodite’ Magnolia ‘Aphrodite’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ is excellent too but, as yet, unnamed. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ Magnolia…

7th April

…today’s Wedding Fair is below the castle rather than on Beach Meadow for obvious reasons. tent for today’s Wedding Fair An evil looking sea Purchases from the show including Illicium…

9th July

…the sea for most of the day. No hassle with the wedding and no noise unlike the previous weekend when the wedding goers repeatedly rang the front door bell. Thankfully…

28th May

…could do with a days rain! Big wedding yesterday in Beach Meadow. In my absence at Chelsea Jaimie, Michael, and the team have done a fantastic job hard pruning all…

19th December

…Sentinel’ Malus x robusta ‘Fruitilicious’ Malus x robusta ‘Fruitilicious’ Malus brevipes ‘Wedding Bouquet’ Malus brevipes ‘Wedding Bouquet’ Malus baccata Malus baccata Malus evereste Malus evereste Still an amazing show for…

14th June

…facing south. front of Rosevallon Farmhouse Rosa ‘Wedding Day’ growing away happily on the garden wall. Creamy yellow flowers fading to white in large trusses which do not all come…

13th April

…name? Enkianthus serrulatus Likewise three Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Ruby Glow’. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Ruby Glow’ Another good flower on a young Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’. It may be as good as ‘Caerhays Surprise’…

17th April

…Slip Rail. yellow shedding laurel leaves Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Ruby Glow’ below Slip Rail looking superb today. This is a very good variety indeed. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Ruby Glow’ Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Ruby

19th November

…Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ living up to its name with pink seed capsules. The best new autumn colour that I have seen for ages. Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Euonymus grandiflorus…

7th January

…pink. A little of all the bark forms is shown here. Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘China Ruby’ Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘China Ruby’ Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘China Ruby’ We…