6th March

…this year. Susannah has clearly been blown open early. The flowers are small and have a strange bicolour effect. Magnolia ‘Susannah van Veen’ Magnolia ‘Susannah van Veen’ Magnolia ‘Susannah van

18th May

…course in water. echium spike Van and mule full after the last trip. Now into buckets for loading. Van and mule full Van and mule full Two echium spikes. We…

7th February

…Red’ Magnolia ‘Suzanna van Veen’ is out well before ‘Caerhays Belle’ which is the same cross made in New Zealand. Magnolia ‘Suzanna van Veen’ Magnolia ‘Suzanna van Veen’ Magnolia sargentiana…

29th March

…nursery. Magnolia salicifolia ‘Van Veen’ Magnolia salicifolia ‘Van Veen’ Telopea speciosissima in full flower. The first time I have ever seen this in the UK let alone the nursery. I…

15th December

…present. One exception has been Ilex aquifolium ‘Golden van Tol’ which the reference books say is not a great one for berrying up. Our plant below Tin Garden is looking…

11th May

…work jobs on the estate over the next year. The worst problem was the delivery van driver who clonked into the arch at the Top Lodge damaging his van roof…

14th May

…seen out before. One from Millais I expect. A delicate blowsy pink with a compact habit. Rhododendron ‘Van Nes Sensation’ Rhododendron ‘Van Nes Sensation’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ now full…

19th February

Next Day > < Previous Day CONTRIBUTORS: FJW 1955-2007 CHW 2015- JCW 1897-1939 CW 1940-1955 2019 – CHW More magnolias rushing out in this perilously early season. Magnolia ‘Susanna van

19th March

…a few days, Sirius open. 1898 – JCW G mundi opens, also G of Leiden, several Van Thols and Graf tulips show colour. Golden Bell and Sirius out, half Emperor…

12th March

…into a new trust at Chevithorne Manor to protect it. 2015 – CHW Magnolia ‘Susanna van Veen’ MAGNOLIA ‘Caerhays Belle’ Magnolia ‘Susanna van Veen’ superb above Crinodendron Hedge although only…