24th February

…camellias in the hall John and Isla Rose assemble. John and Isla Rose Godparents group photo with Isla Rose central and still smiling with Katie. Godparents group photo Godparents group…

22nd May

…& Guy Hands Gemma Arterton & John Hill Gemma Arterton & protea ‘Little Prince’ John Hill from Burncoose Nurseries, Gemma Arterton, Gabby Evans from the Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme, Charles…

21st February

…williamsii ‘John Pickthorn’ Camellia x williamsii ‘John Pickthorn’ Is this Camellia lutchuenense? A species. See the fun below we are having with the identification of three different species. Camellia lutchuenense…

April 2018 Irish trip (Day 4)

…of the flowers. Rhododendron thompsonii Rhododendron thompsonii Camellia reticulata ‘John Hunt’ with the largest flower of any camellia I have ever seen. Here with Michael. Camellia reticulata ‘John Hunt’ Camellia…

Contributors to the Garden Diary

…the garden from wartime neglect. His entries in the diary from 1940 record his competitiveness in flower shows and his knowledge of plants. JCW 1897-1939 John Charles Williams (known as…

13th July

Next Day > < Previous Day CONTRIBUTORS: FJW 1955-2007 CHW 2015- JCW 1897-1939 CW 1940-1955 2019 – CHW A visit to Northcourt Manor to view John and Christine Harrison’s wonderful…

28th February

…FJW Very dry February – but also very warm. Magnolias well out until night of 28th/ March 1st. Cold frost. 1988 – FJW Richard John W came to lunch for…

23rd May

…David Millais one pace away from John Hill and I. The RHS president, Nikko Bacon, now realises the Queen has spent too long wittering about rhododendrons – she is just…

2nd April

…tree that it looks like a weeping willow from a distance. This was a John Hillier collection from Sichuan. Two trees were planted here in 2004 but one lost its…

17th March

…father always refused partly because taking it to Vincent Square to try to get an award was a lot of hassle. Others, including Roy Lancaster, John Hillier and John Gallagher,…