14th March

…for the trio of single magnolia blooms ‘Apollo’, ‘Caerhays Surprise’ and ‘Felix Jury’ (top). ‘Apollo’, ‘Caerhays Surprise’ and ‘Felix Jury’ ‘Apollo’, ‘Caerhays Surprise’ and ‘Felix Jury’ Jaimie receiving one cup…

15th March

…flower. bergenia clumps Primroses galore now on the bank. Primroses Apologies; I could not resist yet more of ‘Caerhays Belle’ in the sun. ‘Caerhays Belle’ ‘Caerhays Belle’ ‘Caerhays Belle’ ‘Caerhays

17th April

…have three plants of different ages all doing well in the garden. Michelia ‘Touch of Pink’ Michelia ‘Touch of Pink’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ about to drop its petals with the…

13th March

…Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ has, thankfully, escaped the frost reasonably well particularly lower down. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ First flowers on Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ outside the back…

4th March

…along the Main Ride with the tree fern to the right. Main Ride Jaimie’s homebred Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ at its splendid best. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays

10th March

…best. Note the darker colouring as the flowers first open, then lighter as they open fully. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays

21st April

…getting going as young plants. Rhododendron davidsonianum ‘Caerhays Pink Form’ Rhododendron davidsonianum ‘Caerhays Pink Form’ The Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’ seedling pollarded in the Tin Garden only a year ago is…

8th March

…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 my…

20th February

…Diva ‘Copeland Court’ Windblown flowers out on the five young Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ on the bank. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Branches off a Scots pine. Scots pine A dead sycamore blows…

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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…