23rd May

…Cross. Sally Hayward RCMG with posy for the Queen – Photo Courtesy of Sally. Queen’s Visit – Photo Courtesy of Sally. Then we get to the royal visit. The RHS…

2nd August

…a pure white ‘red hot poker’ before. Kniphofia ‘Ice Queen’ Kniphofia ‘Ice Queen’ Olearia virgata, I think, in flower in the rain. Olearia virgata, Sorbaria tomentosa (possibly) var angustifolia with…

25th March

…enough. Queen Mother’s magnolia Queen Mother’s magnolia Another towering Magnolia sargentiana var robusta which you get a perfect view of from the churchyard and village. Magnolia sargentiana var robusta Magnolia…

18th July

…the greenhouse has made a much larger plant. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ 2019 – CHW The RHS have just given AGMs to 17 or 19 new…

11th November

…showing its best autumn colour. Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ This Hydrangea ‘Ayesha’ was cut back hard two years ago. A few flowers…

25th April

…for the wet spot on the drive where the three leylandii blew over. Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ Aesculus neglecta ‘Erythroblastos’ – superb new growth which radically…

8th April

…Prunus maakii ‘Amber Beauty’ Prunus maakii ‘Amber Beauty’ Darmera peltata in flower with no leaf. Darmera peltata Taxus baccata ‘Rushmore’ – tiny leaves. Taxus baccata ‘Rushmore’ Michael receives the cup…

10th June

…‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ (‘Miss Satomi’ in the new Hillier’s) Growing in full sun in the open…

12th October

…kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’. The fruiting is irregular and confined to a few branches. Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var…

4th May

…x Rose du Barri – 1935) Rhododendron ‘Jubilee Queen’ (loderi ‘Venus’ x Rose du Barri – 1935) Rhododendron loderi ‘Fairy Queen’ (griffithianum x fortunei ssp. fortunei) Rhododendron loderi ‘Fairy Queen’…