23rd May

…each of the Plant of the Year finalists begins at 2pm in the president’s pavilion suite. Here is the setting. We are (of course) running late as the president’s lunch…

31st March

…yesterday’s unknown rhododendron. You can now see the indumentum on the underside of the leaves and the height (15ft) of one of the three plants in the group. Since it…

24th April

…colours. This is one of the still few left in the Rookery of the Wilson 50 collection. No idea of the name. azalea in Rookery ‘sporting’ two very different colours…

29th May

the identification of the row of three Photinia in Ririei Opening and the one by Georges Hut. The first in the row (and fully evergreen) is very probably Photinia prunifolia….

5th April

of the year award Garden of the year award Garden of the year award Garden of the year party Garden of the year party Garden of the year tour Garden…

23rd February

…is not true to our original Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’. Quite a hint of pink in the tepals and therefore just a seedling of the true ‘Alba’. The shape of the

8th April

…Cornwall and this was not a success. plantation of camellias in the Portholland valley plantation of camellias in the Portholland valley plantation of camellias in the Portholland valley We did…

1st April

…change and major revamp of the main garden, lakes, and farmyard / former nursery area. The row of Ilex cyrtura are virtually leafless except at the very top of these…

12th April

…here in late June by The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers in acknowledgment of the Historic Houses Association Garden of the Year. Sounds like another good lunch for the members of

18th May

…Chelsea. We were all a bit wary of what the theme of the programme might be. Was it to be the theft of thousands of species of plants by the