22nd February

martinii: […] here is a glimpse of what is happening in Nantes, our Magnolia martinii flowered for the first time after 3 years. Nice fragrant yellow flowers! And this was…

10th April

martinianum Rhododendron williamsianum x martinianum Rhododendron williamsianum x martinianum The climber tunnel pristine and beautifully cared for by Ruta and Arturas. climber tunnel Viburnum ‘Eskimo’ looking superb. Viburnum ‘Eskimo’ Different…

8th May

…the naming? To have flummoxed Hillier, Lancaster and Gardiner etc is an unusual event and part of the fun of what we do. Rhodo martinianum Rhododendron martinianum just going over….

15th April

…Rhododendron williamsianum x martinianum on the drive at Burncoose. Superb and well worth naming and registering properly. Rhododendron williamsianum x martinianum Rhododendron williamsianum x martinianum Rhododendron williamsianum x martinianum 2018…

16th April

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 like leaves too….

22nd April

…at it several times for flowers but I can now see that I missed them! Michelia martinii Michelia martinii This is Magnolia ‘Golden Goblet’ which will not be winning any…

3rd May

…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 two of the…

17th July

…out, they are particularly fine. Euphorbia x martinii ‘Ascot Rainbow’ Euphorbia x martinii ‘Ascot Rainbow’ Allium senescens is a new species to me. A very decent late flowering pot full…

25th June

…wilsonii or Michelia sinensis) is growing away nicely. The foliage is similar to Magnolia martinii (Michelia martinii) which flowered for the second time here this year. Magnolia ernestii Magnolia ernestii…

9th April

…rhododendron species collection. Rhododendron thompsonii Rhododendron thompsonii Rhododendron thompsonii Rhododendron martinianum which has died out at Caerhays. Rhododendron martinianum Rhododendron wardii – the best yellow species? Rhododendron wardii Rhododendron wardii…