31st January

…the drive has been blown open and severely damaged in the cold north winds. Magnolia sprengeri ‘Lamellyn’ Magnolia sprengeri ‘Lamellyn’ Magnolia sprengeri ‘Lamellyn’ Camellia ‘Grace Bunton’ has a variable semi…

20th November

…point today. Pyrus 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…

10th May

…flower. They are the true Rhododendron griffithianum which was one of the parents of all the Gill hybrids of old. These magnificent trees with creamy or red flowers still grace

15th March

…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 garden. Magnolia…

23rd March

…survive to grace the Cornwall Red Squirrel Project dinner (175 people) in the wedding tent for a fund raising dinner. 1963 – FJW First flowers on Camellia noblissima. 1958 –…

21st December

…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 time of year following its dung…

5th April

…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 15 years…

7th November

…‘holly like’ tree but it is one of the few plants (here a tree) to grace us with a scented flowering in November. This is a Japanese species which makes…

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…