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…

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…

4th February

…from the plant which is now about 20ft high. Camellia x williamsii ‘John Pickthorn’ Camellia x williamsii ‘John Pickthorn’ Camellia x williamsii ‘John Pickthorn’ A young plant of Camellia japonica…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

26th December

…bholua above the greenhouse just showing colour. Daphne bholua Camellia x williamsii ‘John Pickthorn’ with a flower or two in the frames. Part of the soon to be planted FJW…