3rd August

…drop some of the New Zealand varieties. Agapanthus ‘Silver Moon’ – silver leaf edge variegation and much better than Agapanthus ‘Tinkerbell’. Agapanthus ‘Silver Moon’ Agapanthus ‘Windsor Grey’ – whitish grey…

13th July

…exceptional ‘snake-bark’ stem. Acer x conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’ Acer x conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’ The Betula utilis ssp. jacquemontii circles were growing well. Betula utilis ssp. jacquemontii Betula utilis ssp. jacquemontii…

10th April

…sericea have died in the last year. Wonderful, but hardly silvery, new growth here. The silver is on the undersides of the leaves as on all N. sericea but especially…

31st December

…a good show. From a distance I thought it was another ‘Mary Costa’ but this is rather better. Completely unfrosted. Camellia ‘Silver Anniversary’ Camellia ‘Silver Anniversary’ I had been expecting…

15th October

…autumn show in the frames. Quercus x schuettii ‘Silver Shadow’ Quercus x schuettii ‘Silver Shadow’ Quercus x wavei ‘Chimney Fire’ has turned a lovely red too. Both are new oaks…

26th March

…No doubt it will get more silvery. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver King’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver King’ Rhododendron arboreum (pink form) by the greenhouses in a huge mature clump. Rhododendron arboreum Rhododendron…

17th November

…of six to eight weeks our pair of swans are back in residence. Where do they go and why? swans Liriodendron tulipifera showing up well at Four-in-Hand behind the tall…

25th May

…Acer maximowiczianum (Acer nikoense) Azalea ‘Silver Slipper’ by the Green Gate. Azalea ‘Silver Slipper’ Azalea ‘Silver Slipper’ The deciduous azaleas below the Green Gate are quite a sight today. deciduous…

16th March

…then propagate):-Camellia “Fire ‘n’ Ice” Camellia “Fire ‘n’ Ice” Camellia “Fire ‘n’ Ice” Camellia ‘Free Spirit’ Camellia ‘Free Spirit’ Camellia ‘Free Spirit’ Camelia ‘Silver Ruffles’ Camelia ‘Silver Ruffles’ Camelia ‘Silver

17th May

…Scarlet’ Rhododendron ‘Silver Lady’? Rhododendron ‘Silver Lady’? Rhododendron ‘Silver Lady’? Rhododendron ‘Winsome’ and Leptospermum ‘Red Damask’. Rhododendron ‘Winsome’ Rhododendron ‘Winsome’ and Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’. Rhododendron ‘Winsome’ Unknown but spectacular…