8th April

…– ditto. Camellia ‘Spring Festival’ Camellia ‘Spring Mist’ Camellia ‘Spring Mist’ Prunus maakii ‘Amber Beauty’ – glorious in full flower. Ours has not yet. Prunus maakii ‘Amber Beauty’ Prunus maakii…

14th May

…over AZALEA amoena over by two or three weeks AZALEA ‘Greenway’ – nearly over AZALEA ledifolium AZALEA ledifolium – full out and just going over AZALEA Black Hawk’ AZALEA Black

19th May

…Hovel Cart Road. Enkianthus chinensis Enkianthus chinensis Staphylea colchica ‘Black Beauty’ is a welcome addition to the Staphylea collection. Staphylea colchica ‘Black Beauty’ Sorbus helenae (ex Mt Omei) just into…

5th July

…Kniphofia ‘Rufa Rasta’ Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ without its pretty contrasting blue flowers. Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ 2016…

9th March

…seedling is full out. More Rhododendron macabeanum than Rhododendron sinogrande in this one probably. rhododendron seedling rhododendron seedling First flowers (and very early) on Azalea ‘Black Hawk’. Azalea ‘Black Hawk’…

18th March

…‘Genie’ wins again in my opinion. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Camellia ‘Alpen Light’ – first flowering after planting last year. Aptly named. Camellia ‘Alpen Light’ Rhododendron fargesii full…

26th March

…Nothing startling really. Magnolia ‘Cup Cake’ Magnolia ‘Cup Cake’ Magnolia ‘Black Velvet’ is a surprising white with, I admit, a blackish velvety stem. Wrongly named? No idea as it is…

27th June

…flowers. Hydrangea ‘Blueberry Cheesecake’ Hydrangea ‘Black Diamonds’ seems to be purple or red with the same name. Quite nice but not that different yet. Not much ‘black’ about it really….

31st July

…Sambucus niger ‘Black Lace’ Sambucus niger ‘Black Lace’ Sorbus vilmorinii fruiting away on the drought to capacity. Sorbus vilmorinii Sorbus vilmorinii A very near black agapanthus which might have been…

28th November

…‘Black Dragon’ Wisteria sinensis ‘Black Dragon’ 1979 – FJW Philip brought in xmas cheer for the house. 1927 – JCW The quarry cherry has a fair lot of flowers. The…