31st January

…‘Lamellyn’ Magnolia sprengeri ‘Lamellyn’ Camellia ‘Grace Bunton’ has a variable semi double flower with pink buds and attractive pink edging to the petals. There are two plants just above the…

20th November

…colleryana ‘Chanticleer’ Pyrus colleryana ‘Chanticleer’ Cotinus ‘Grace’ is equally good alongside it. Cotinus ‘Grace’ Deutzia crenata ‘Nikko’ with a lovely reddish-purple hue as well. One does not normally think of…

7th November

…of the few plants (here a tree) to grace us with a scented flowering in November. This is a Japanese species which makes its designated flowering season even odder. At…

29th July

…last big flowered rhododendron to grace the season. ‘Polar Bear’ will be out here and there in the garden right through to September when the last plants near the back…

5th April

…to me anyway. Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’ The first magnolia which we planted at Belvoir as a present to Her Grace, Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ just about to come out. Perhaps…

23rd March

…then) was a rather poorly coloured Magnolia campbellii. The four 1920’s planted magnolias in this clearing have now all been identified. The wedding magnolias nearly all survive to grace the…

10th May

…of the parents of all the Gill hybrids of old. These magnificent trees with creamy or red flowers still grace the top of the garden here but many were lost…

15th March

…by comparison but a larger and floppier flower than Magnolia x loebneri ‘Mags Pirouette’ which is, I think, the best selection from a very good bunch to grace any smaller…

21st December

…finally has a decent flower. A single pinkish-purple which will grace Christmas Day. Dahlia tenuicaulis Dahlia tenuicaulis The pink lapageria has another single flower and is growing furiously despite the…