22nd February

…rather different form of martinii which I hope to see in flower this year. Magnolia martinii Camellia ‘Quintessence’ has a lovely smell today and is completely scenting the smaller new…

10th April

…looking splendid on the Burncoose drive. Rhododendron williamsianum x martinianum Rhododendron williamsianum x martinianum Rhododendron williamsianum x martinianum The climber tunnel pristine and beautifully cared for by Ruta and Arturas….

8th May

…Lancaster and Gardiner etc is an unusual event and part of the fun of what we do. Rhodo martinianum Rhododendron martinianum just going over. If all else fails we could…

15th April

…worth naming and registering properly. Rhododendron williamsianum x martinianum Rhododendron williamsianum x martinianum Rhododendron williamsianum x martinianum 2018 – CHW We are off on a tour of Irish gardens for…

16th April

…williamsianum x Rhododendron martinianum Rhododendron williamsianum x Rhododendron martinianum The rare Ilex ficiodes is in flower. Another first for me although not exactly the sight of the century! Unusual un-holly…

22nd April

…them! Michelia martinii Michelia martinii This is Magnolia ‘Golden Goblet’ which will not be winning any prizes! Not one of the yellows that has made the grade. Magnolia ‘Golden Goblet’…

3rd May

…undamaged. MICHELIA martinii MICHELIA martinii Nothing else to report from Michelia martinii or any of the other newer species and hybrids planted in last 10 to 15 years. One or…

17th July

…but, when the flowers are full out, they are particularly fine. Euphorbia x martinii ‘Ascot Rainbow’ Euphorbia x martinii ‘Ascot Rainbow’ Allium senescens is a new species to me. A…

15th January

…see if Magnolia martinii had any flower buds for the spring. Most are new leaf growth buds I fear. Magnolia martinii Magnolia martinii Camellia ‘New Venture’ is now nicely out….

9th April

…Off to the Valley Gardens and the rhododendron species collection. Rhododendron thompsonii Rhododendron thompsonii Rhododendron thompsonii Rhododendron martinianum which has died out at Caerhays. Rhododendron martinianum Rhododendron wardii – the…