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…

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…

10th March

…Magnolia ‘Manchu Fan’ Magnolia ‘Pickards Snow Queen’ (Magnolia x soulangeana ‘Picture’ x unknown) Magnolia ‘Pickards Snow Queen’ Magnolia ‘Pickards Snow Queen’ Magnolia ‘Pink Flamingo’ Magnolia ‘Pink Flamingo’ Magnolia ‘Pink Flamingo’…

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…

9th April

…Azalea ‘Hino Crimson’ Azalea ‘Hino Crimson’ Azalea ‘Hino Crimson’ Rhododendron macabeanum Rhododendron macabeanum Pieris ‘White Pearl’ Pieris ‘White Pearl’ If you want to see other nice things at the show…

14th November

…it as a Christmas tree. Several years to go before this one qualifies! Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Crimson Queen’ Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Crimson Queen’ 2015 – CHW The ancient clump of…

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…

18th July

…the greenhouse has made a much larger plant. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ 2019 – CHW The RHS have just given AGMs to 17 or 19 new…

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…

15th May

…Rhododendron ‘Sappho’ has a scruffy habit. Rhododendron ‘Sappho’ Rhododendron ‘Sappho’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ is a wonderful hawthorn! Better even than ‘Paul’s Scarlet’. Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson