24th April

…have been perfect for Chelsea. Rhododendron ‘Michael’s Pride Rhododendron ‘Michael’s Pride Rhododendron ‘Princess Alice’ nearly over by the main quarry. A much dwarfer scented variety Rhododendron ‘Princess Alice’ Rhododendron ‘Princess

25th March

…outer tepals only in bud. It seems to fade as they open. Magnolia ‘Crimson Stipple’ Magnolia ‘Crimson Stipple’ Magnolia ‘Crimson Stipple’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Powder Puff’ is exceptional and easily…

20th March

…fussy about soil and shelter not to mention their attraction to deer. We see: Camellia reticulata ‘Crimson Robe’ Camellia reticulata ‘Crimson Robe’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ Camellia reticulata ‘Crimson Robe’…

12th April

…been good. Hardly looks like a reticulata. Camellia reticulata ‘Pink Dahlia’ Camellia reticulata ‘Crimson Robe’ Camellia reticulata ‘Crimson Robe’ Camellia reticulata ‘Crimson Robe’ Camellia reticulata ‘Interval’ Camellia reticulata ‘Interval’ Camellia…

27th February

…office. A paler and more floriferous form in the garden too. Camellia granthamiana Daphne ‘Perfume Princess’ now full out in one of the greenhouses. Daphne ‘Perfume Princess’ Daphne ‘Perfume Princess’…

13th April

…has very sparse flowers. Three in fact on the whole 20 plus year old bush! Camellia ‘Tiny Princess’ Camellia ‘Tiny Princess’ Camellia ‘Tiny Princess’ Prunus ‘Gyoiko’ here is a new…

19th April

…‘Princess Alice’ Rhododendron ‘Princess Alice’ Rhododendron valentianum is an elderly low mound. Rhododendron valentianum Rhododendron valentianum 2019 – CHW This may well be the much hunted for Staphylea bolanderi. We…

31st March

…winds, huge decent flowers on Magnolia campbellii ‘Princess Margaret’. Very late out for a campbellii. The plant in Kennel Close is now our best example of ‘Princess Margaret’. Another has…

11th April

…‘Mags Pirouette’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Mags Pirouette’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Mags Pirouette’ Magnolia ‘Crimson Stipple’ unexciting and not very ‘crimson’ at all. Magnolia ‘Crimson Stipple’ Magnolia ‘Crimson Stipple’ Magnolia amoena…

29th May

…as ever in the Isla Rose Plantation. Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Aesculus x mutabilis ‘Induta’ had pride of place in the Morgan Stanley show garden at…