2nd March

…Camellia ‘Anticipation Variegated’ Camellia ‘Anticipation Variegated’ A good bit of laurel hedge cutting. laurel hedge One of the two huge beech trees which fell into the old walled garden before…

11th April

…not in the Callaway reference book. Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Magnolia ‘Cup Cake’ has a silly name and insignificant flowers that have been battered and are nothing ‘cup’…

20th March

…Variagated’ Camellia ‘Anticipation Variegated’ towers over the main ride and is well worth being more widely grown. It is the large flowers not the leaves which are ‘variegated’.Questing further to…

18th March

…Magnolia cylindrica being unknown. Not a lot of difference between ‘Angelica’ or ‘Pegasus’ really. Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Magnolia ‘Livingstone’ is good. Oddly Jaimie bought a small grafted plant of…

17th March

…‘Anticipation’ Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Rhododendron russatum now full out and a striking blue. Rhododendron russatum Rhododendron russatum Prunus mume ‘Beni-chidori’ – finally I manage to capture the missing pictures for the…

31st March

…‘R L Wheeler’ has a branch which is sporting white variegated flowers rather than pure red ones as they should be. Much like Camellia ‘Anticipation Variegated’. We must try to…

27th March

…Camellia ‘Midnight Variegated’ – the variegation is on the outside of the outer petals and only evident on fallen flowers. Camellia ‘Midnight Variegated’ Camellia ‘Midnight Variegated’ An elderly Rhododendron sutchuenense….

25th March

…‘Gold Cup’ Magnolia ‘Gold Cup’ Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ – quite a longstanding and well known hybrid soon to be superseded by better. From memory a Magnolia denudata form? Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Magnolia…

28th March

…One of the best dozen x williamsii varieties I think and well up with Debbie, Brigadoon, Anticipation etc. Parrotia persica has a most extraordinary branch and stem structure in this…

24th March

…10 days ago. I had feared the worst for these variegated Hoherias. Hoheria populnea ‘Variegata’ Hoheria populnea ‘Variegata’ Hoheria sextylosa ‘Pendula’ hardly has a leaf left on it either. I…