16th March

…as near black as you can get as it first comes out. Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ A dwarf rhododendron species in the Auklandii Garden just…

5th March

…black in bud. Camellia ‘Black Magic’ Camellia ‘Black Magic’ Magnolias tower over the woodland valley garden. The dark one may well be ‘Bishop Michael’. Magnolias Magnolias Magnolias Camellia ‘Fairy Wand’…

25th March

…for many years for Burncoose Nurseries. Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ Pinus patula has not enjoyed the salt winds and its needles are browned up. Pinus patula The small…

13th February

…Camellia ‘Black Magic’ – I think we have had this before Camellia ‘Black Magic’ Camellia ‘Black Magic’ Camellia champetre ‘Christmas Daffodil’ – hardly daffodil like! Camellia champetre ‘Christmas Daffodil’ Camellia…

1st August

…Lophomyrtus x ralphii ‘Magic Dragon’ was attractive and new. Lophomyrtus x ralphii ‘Magic Dragon’ Lophomyrtus x ralphii ‘Magic Dragon’ Gaura ‘Rosyjane’ – I pictured last year as a nice bicolour….

2nd January

…together. A good early red – variable semi double shape. Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ Still plenty of colour on the mounded Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Ocanee’. All the other forms…

18th March

…Camellia ‘Annie Waylam’ is a good paeony form and better than many. No idea who she was. Camellia ‘Annie Waylam’ Camellia ‘Annie Waylam’ Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ is known and deservedly…

21st March

…last of this year’s planting in the morning. Mainly hydrangeas, fuchsias and some oddments.A few good camellias on the way:Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ – still a sparse flowerer at a young…

3rd April

…larger. x Rhaphiobotrya ‘Coppertone’ x Rhaphiobotrya ‘Coppertone’ Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ still has some very good dark red double flowers as the camellia season finishes earlier than I can remember before….

13th January

…Hamamelis japonica ‘Brentry’ Hamamelis mollis ‘Coombe Wood’ Hamamelis mollis ‘Coombe Wood’ Hamamelis mollis ‘Jermyn’s Gold’ Hamamelis mollis ‘Jermyn’s Gold’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Firecracker’ (syn. ‘Magic Fire’ or ‘Feuerzauber’) Hamamelis x…