8th August

…bank. They are Hydrangea Selma, planted in 2009 and billed as being a very dark red. In our acid soil they are as dark a purple as I have ever…

21st September

…‘Purple Fantasy’ Persicaria ‘Purple Fantasy’ Persicaria ‘Purple Fantasy’ Hedychium coccineum – probably a named form Hedychium coccineum Westringia fruiticosa ‘Variegata’ Westringia fruiticosa ‘Variegata’ 2019 – CHW Glyptostrobus pensilis ‘Wooly Mammoth’…

13th June

Purple’ Corylopsis ‘Spring Purple’ A decent sized Magnolia wilsonii has failed to leaf up and died. I fear caught by the cold in February with the sap rising as have…

25th July

…this stage in late July. Teucrium hir ‘Purple Tails’ Teucrium hir ‘Purple Tails’ Phlox ‘Pettermint Twist’ – although largely over still quite eye-catching. Phlox ‘Pettermint Twist’ Gaura ‘Rose Bicolor’ –…

4th September

…kwangtungensis Sycoparrotia ‘Purple Haze’ just turning. Sycoparrotia ‘Purple Haze’ Sycoparrotia ‘Purple Haze’ Diospyros lotus laden with fruit in a pot in the nursery. I have not seen this before. Diospyros…

3rd September

…the reference books. Zanthoxylum coreanum I pruned out the three branches on Populus deltoides ‘Purple Tower’ which had reverted to green. Populus deltoides ‘Purple Tower’ Populus deltoides ‘Purple Tower’ Betula…

1st September

…is going to be a dramatic leaf colour plant against a predominantly green background. Populus deltoides ‘Purple Tower’ Populus deltoides ‘Purple Tower’ Salix fargesii is now shaping up well after…

9th November

…Stewartia sinensis Stewartia serrata has a very distinct blackish-purple hue if it is indeed true to name? We have a few other plants from different sources which do not have…

3rd November

…years. Pinus wallichiana Pinus wallichiana Styrax japonica ‘Purple Dress’ is another new addition to our Styrax collection and has appeared from Burncoose. Wonderful late autumn colour. Styrax japonica ‘Purple Dress’…

30th July

…Viburnum odoratissimum and Viburnum cinnamomifolium in leaf and flower? Viburnum cylindricum Our next crop of Musa basjoo looking particularly healthy. Musa basjoo Stachyurus praecox ‘Devon Purple’ really is striking. Stachyurus…