19th June

…survivor of what was ‘Royal Flush Apricot’. ‘Royal Flush Apricot’ ‘Royal Flush Apricot’ ‘Royal Flush Apricot’ 2017 – CHW First flowers on Hydrangea ‘Lanarth’ and Hydrangea ‘Geoffrey Chadbund’, both lace-caps…

23rd May

…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 say they will bring…

2nd August

…pictures will be poor and fuzzily damp:Kniphofia ‘Ice Queen’ – not sure I have ever seen a pure white ‘red hot poker’ before. Kniphofia ‘Ice Queen’ Kniphofia ‘Ice Queen’ Olearia…

18th July

…‘Pee Wee’ Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Pee Wee’ Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ above the greenhouse has made a much larger plant. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ 2019 – CHW…

25th March

…Not particularly unique but nice 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….

10th March

…Gresham hybrid Magnolia ‘Manchu Fan’ Magnolia ‘Manchu Fan’ Magnolia ‘Pickards Snow Queen’ (Magnolia x soulangeana ‘Picture’ x unknown) Magnolia ‘Pickards Snow Queen’ Magnolia ‘Pickards Snow Queen’ Magnolia ‘Pink Flamingo’ Magnolia…

14th March

…red Magnolia sprengeri Diva Magnolia Sir Harold Hillier Betty Jessel and campbellii Alba seedling Magnolia Sargentiana robusta Queen Mother Magnolia Red Lion Caerhays Surprise_and sargentiana robusta Queen Mother Magnolia Red…

27th May

…turning reddish in the sun. A gift from Richard Carew-Pole when he was RHS President. Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ The dogs bring…

3rd August

…neighbouring Europe hits over 40°C. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ is already turning an autumnal pink in the drought. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ Magnolia ‘Todds Fortyniner’ is…

13th June

…and now with red spots in full sun. Cornus kousa chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Beautiful foliage on Fagus sylvatica ‘Aurea Pendula’….