27th February

…but the scent is excellent for a magnolia. Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ The top path of Forty Acres is littered with storm debris and a few blown over…

8th December

…Clematis cirrhosa ‘Landsdowne Gem’ Clematis cirrhosa ‘Landsdowne Gem’ Clematis cirrhosa ‘Landsdowne Gem’ Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ is now full out and beginning to look as attractive as ever. Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’…

13th April

…‘Scented Gem’ came from Kevin Hughes’ Plants. It is beautifully scented with not a ‘normal’ magnolia smell – better than that! Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ Magnolia ‘Yellow Bird’…

25th May

…Azalea ‘Arneson’s Gem’ Azalea ‘Arneson’s Gem’ The plan is unnamed deciduous azaleas on the drive but Jaimie suggests I start at Hovel Cart Road. An eight to ten year old…

31st May

…It is dead there now from the 2012 cold winter I believe. Podocarpus ‘Blue Gem’ Podocarpus ‘Blue Gem’ The last few flowers on Michelia foveolata. Michelia foveolata Michelia foveolata Azalea…

23rd March

…Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ (from Kevin Hughes Plants) first flowering. Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ Magnolia ‘Yellow Bird’ just starting. Magnolia ‘Yellow Bird’ The Magnolia veitchiis stand out behind the…

27th March

…Yet another new one flowering for the first time. This is Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’. Fairly crappy flower but gorgeous scent. Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ Magnolia ‘Golden Gala’ just…

5th February

…Sarcococca hookeriana ‘Winter Gem’ in full flower. A good new thing in the catalogue. Sarcococca hookeriana ‘Winter Gem’ Sarcococca hookeriana ‘Winter Gem’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Caerhays’ above the fern bed…

19th January

…will open white eventually. Sarcococca hookeriana ‘Winter Gem’ Sarcococca hookeriana ‘Winter Gem’ 2020 – CHW Camellia campetre ‘Fairy Blush’ almost full out. Camellia campetre ‘Fairy Blush’ Camellia campetre ‘Fairy Blush’…

3rd May

…Malus ‘Tor Scarlet’ Malus ‘Tor Scarlet’ Malus ‘Tor Scarlet’ Malus ‘Sun Rival’ Malus ‘Sun Rival’ Malus ‘Sun Rival’ Malus ‘Golden Gem’ Malus ‘Golden Gem’ Malus coronaria ‘Elk River’ Malus coronaria…