1st March

…other way around because the wind has spoilt Belle. This is Susanna. ‘Susanna van Veen’ ‘Susanna van Veen’ ‘Susanna van Veen’ This is the ‘Caerhays Belle’ nearby as it looks…

18th May

…last week to prove it will last the course in water. echium spike Van and mule full after the last trip. Now into buckets for loading. Van and mule full…

6th March

van Veen’ Magnolia ‘Susannah van Veen’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ is much better today (this year anyway) as I am sure you would agree here. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’…

11th May

…The worst problem was the delivery van driver who clonked into the arch at the Top Lodge damaging his van roof quite substantially and considerably moving one coping stone. On…

14th May

…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 out and without the…

15th December

…indeed fairly sparse they contrast nicely with the ovate leaves which have relatively few spines and wonderful yellowish-white edges. Ilex aquifolium ‘Golden van Tol’ Ilex aquifolium ‘Golden van Tol’ 2017…

29th March

…flowers on a small plant. Corydalis solida ‘Beth Evans’ Corydalis solida ‘Beth Evans’ Corydalis solida ‘Beth Evans’ Prunus nipponica ‘Brilliant’ full out in the cash point. It can be a…

2nd April

…Corydalis solida ‘Beth Evans’ in a group in the nursery. An impressive plant with no cold damage at all. Corydalis solida ‘Beth Evans’ Corydalis solida ‘Beth Evans’ Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’…

7th February

…Belle’ which is the same cross made in New Zealand. Magnolia ‘Suzanna van Veen’ Magnolia ‘Suzanna van Veen’ Magnolia sargentiana robusta (or so it is catalogued) above Crinodendron Hedge is…

19th March

…A shows colour, 337 is opening, a great move in a few days, Sirius open. 1898 – JCW G mundi opens, also G of Leiden, several Van Thols and Graf…