14th March

…been named) won The Brother Vincent Cup. Magnolia campbellii ‘Valentine’s Torch First prize for the trio of single magnolia blooms ‘Apollo’, ‘Caerhays Surprise’ and ‘Felix Jury’ (top). ‘Apollo’, ‘Caerhays Surprise’…

13th March

…reasonably well particularly lower down. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ First flowers on Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ outside the back yard. Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ The beech…

10th March

…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 Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ has…

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…

21st April

…planting starting to leaf up and flower. Tin Garden Rhododendron davidsonianum ‘Caerhays Pink Form’ getting going as young plants. Rhododendron davidsonianum ‘Caerhays Pink Form’ Rhododendron davidsonianum ‘Caerhays Pink Form’ The…

8th March

…parents were our original Caerhays crosses. For example: ‘Black Swan’ = Magnolia ‘Pickards Ruby’ x Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ ‘Anne Leitner’ = Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘JC Williams’The book has…

Contributors to the Garden Diary

The Caerhays Garden Diary has been contributed to by four people. For more history of the Caerhays Estate, Caerhays Castle Gardens and the contributors themselves please view the Caerhays website…

16th March

…year for Caerhays magnolias. In lockdown there is time to appreciate them rather more than usual. Magnolia ‘Kew Surprise’ in the Rookery from another angle. Magnolia ‘Kew Surprise’ Magnolia ‘Kew…

26th February

…done it just as well? Magnolias through the archway just starting in the evening light. Magnolias through the archway The Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ seedling outside the front gate. Magnolia ‘Caerhays

3rd March

…‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ is now full out too. What an impressive plant this is! Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Big Dude’ (US bred)…