2nd April

…this hybrid so special. First seen in The Valley Gardens at Windsor a couple of years ago. Late season flowerer. Magnolia ‘Purple Prince’ Magnolia ‘Purple Prince’ Some of the yellow…

28th March

…Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Deep Purple Dream’). Magnolia ‘Aphrodite’ Magnolia ‘Antje Zandee’ (Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Deep Purple Dream’). Magnolia ‘Antje Zandee’ Magnolia ‘Petit Chicon’ just coming out. The first…

10th March

…Sensation’ just coming. 2010 planted and 15-18ft tall already. Magnolia ‘Purple Sensation’ Magnolia ‘Purple Sensation’ The first large leafed Rhododendron sinogrande seedling which I have seen out this year. Rhododendron…

4th March

…‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Sweetheart’ – its first proper flowering in Kennel Close. Magnolia ‘Sweetheart’ Magnolia ‘Sweetheart’ Magnolia ‘Sweetheart’ Rhododendron barbatum is now full out. We…

25th April

…their last ‘hurrah’. Rhododendron ‘Veryan Bay’ Rhododendron ‘Veryan Bay’ First flowering here of Magnolia ‘Purple Prince’ which I first saw in the Valley Gardens at Windsor doing so well. Magnolia…

27th June

…The name is now Betula kweichowensis subsp. fansipanensis apparently in the new Hillier’s. Lovely dark purple new growth and look at the bark on the stem. Betula insignis subsp. fansipanensis…

22nd June

…replacement clump of Rhododendron auriculatum flowering its heart out.Touching them is a 1991 vintage Stewartia rostrata with its first few huge camellia-like flowers with a splodge of pink. This is,…

13th February

…‘Sir Peter Smithers’ A Dichroa cynea with fruits. Exotic and unseen by us before. Purple and black fruit just going over. Dichroa cynea Dichroa cynea Dichroa cynea I have never…

22nd October

…Magnolia ‘Flamingo’ Magnolia ‘Fukuja’ Magnolia ‘Pink Charm’ Magnolia ‘Purple Eye’ Magnolia ‘Purple Star’ Magnolia ‘Sentinel’ Magnolia ‘Sybille’ magnolias from Magnoliastore This pyrus originated from Werrington. Its flowers have a vile…

23rd October

…turning to reddish purple. Hydrangea ‘Fireworks Blue’ First yellowing on Liriodendron tulipifera ‘Aureomarginata’. Liriodendron tulipifera ‘Aureomarginata’ 2020 – CHW I just found Hemiptelea davidii on an availability list from Pavia…