16th March

…bud! Another New Zealand bred winner which will go on to be very popular as a later flowerer. Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’…

18th July

Queen’ Podocarpus ‘Jill’ Podocarpus ‘Jill’ Podocarpus x ‘Spring Sunshine’ is trying to become a small and rather floppy tree. Podocarpus x ‘Spring Sunshine’ Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Burgundy’ – huge clump by…

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

…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 virgata, I think, in flower…

31st March

…A trip around with some northern friends. The first flower on new Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ which will be a good seller in due course. Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’…

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…

8th November

…Orchid House Nursery as is the elderly ‘Hugh Evans’ above the quarry. Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ 2015 – CHW Found the two other small ginkgos! Ginkgo…

8th April

…Anne’ Rhododendron ‘Princess Anne’ Lysichiton camschaticum Lysichiton camschaticum Sorbaria sorbifolia ‘Sem’ – superb double new coloured growth. Prunus ‘Royal Burgundy’ – well worth stocking. Prunus ‘Royal Burgundy’ Prunus ‘Royal Burgundy’…

23rd July

…Two survivors from five planted in 2003. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ has large florets which should show pink tinges later. More vigorous aged 25 years than…

3rd August

…an autumnal pink in the drought. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ Magnolia ‘Todds Fortyniner’ is usually the first magnolia to flower in January. Here are secondary flowers…