25th June

…blacker stem? Agapanthus ‘Graphite White’ Agapanthus ‘Graphite White’ Hydrangea arborescens ‘Magical Tinkerbell’. An odd name for a rather indifferent flower! Hydrangea arborescens ‘Magical Tinkerbell’ Hydrangea arborescens ‘Magical Tinkerbell’ Calothamnus quadrifidus…

1st April

…subsp. jacquemontii ‘Knightshayes’ Betula pendula subsp. szechuanica ‘Liuba White’. Betula pendula subsp. szechuanica ‘Liuba White’ Betula pendula subsp. szechuanica ‘Liuba White’ Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis – the best catkins today….

8th February

…the wind already. The flowers do have a little yellow in them as they open. Magnolia campbellii ‘Strybing White’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Strybing White’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Strybing White’ Podocarpus elongatus ‘Blue…

26th April

…re dead New Zealand acers)Telopea ‘Shady Lady White’ now full out in all its glory. Telopea ‘Shady Lady White’ Telopea ‘Shady Lady White’ Sorbus wardii in full flower. Sorbus wardii…

12th April

…inspect Magnolia ‘Fairy White’. Magnolia ‘Fairy White’ Betula utilis jacquemontii ‘Pink Champagne’ has shed its old bark and now has a pinkish trunk. Betula utilis jacquemontii ‘Pink Champagne’ Impressive catkins…

16th March

…dry enough to place out the large rhododendrons Finally dry enough to place out the large rhododendrons Magnolia (Michelia) doltsopa ‘White Phantom’ was named and registered last year. Magnolia (Michelia)…

18th March

…good show as before. ‘Fairy Cream’, which is beside it, is only half the size and nowhere near out yet. Michelia ‘Fairy White’ Michelia ‘Fairy White’ Michelia ‘Fairy White’ Magnolia…

10th April

…better form than ours at Caerhays flower wise. Michelia maudiae Michelia maudiae Wonderful Telopeas in full flower too in the nursery:‘Shady Lady White’ TELOPEA ‘Shady Lady White’ TELOPEA ‘Shady Lady…

16th October

white Camellia sasanqua The second, smaller, white Camellia sasanqua is further out. Two days ago nothing. smaller, white Camellia sasanqua smaller, white Camellia sasanqua Fuchsia and white Camellia sasanqua both…

7th June

…late flowering white azaleas. These were propagated from an ancient plant on Rookery Path and planted here in 2002. Slow growers! white azaleas white azaleas white azaleas Magnolia sieboldii sinensis…