6th March

Belle’ is perfect today. Look at its useful spreading habit. Never going to be a big tree and very ‘dainty’ flowers. Magnolia ‘Brixton Belle’ Magnolia ‘Brixton Belle’ Magnolia ‘Brixton Belle’…

10th March

…‘Caerhays Belle’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ What other tree gives this sort of dramatic show? Breathtaking! 2016 – CHW…

15th March

…resist yet more of ‘Caerhays Belle’ in the sun. ‘Caerhays Belle’ ‘Caerhays Belle’ ‘Caerhays Belle’ ‘Caerhays Belle’ ‘Caerhays Belle’ ‘Caerhays Belle’ ‘Caerhays Belle’ 2016 – CHW The bluebells are coming…

12th December

…here. New shoots did grow but are now threatened again. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ Camellia gigantocarpa has some 9-12in new growth shoots at the top…

5th April

…flower buds bend over much. So onto the drive to review Vance Hooper’s other introductions besides Magnolia ‘Genie’ and Magnolia ‘Brixton Belle’ mentioned earlier as excellent. MAGNOLIA ‘Plum Pudding’ 02…

13th February

…which is catching the eye in the cash point by the till. Camellia ‘Memphis Belle’ Camellia ‘Memphis Belle’ Camellia ‘Memphis Belle’ Camellia reticulata ‘Dr Clifford Parks’ is equally large and…

14th March

…is coming out. Pleasant enough and a good splash from the front door but nowhere near as good as the true Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’…

26th February

…sister is now full out but these pictures are not much better than last week’s. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ I photographed this same branch of Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’…

2nd March

…– breathtaking today in the sun. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ Quercus stenophylloides with new growth already apparent on this Taiwanese species which may well be a bit borderline…

21st June

…Styrax japonicus ‘Farges Belle’ Styrax japonicus ‘Farges Belle’ Styrax japonicus ‘Farges Belle’ Styrax japonicus ‘Farges Belle’ This is easily the best Rhododendron maddenii which we have here with the largest…