12th May

…lanceolatum is a good fortnight behind. CAMELLIA ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ CAMELLIA ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ Camellia ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ – one of the last camellias to flower and often still showing a flower in…

28th November

…Today this plant would be called Camellia ‘Mathotiana’ (‘Mathotiana Rubra’). The original spelling of ‘CAMELIA’ on the label is presumably a mistake? Or is it? There is a fine story…

4th May

…out in May. It has to be Camellia ‘Mathotiana Rubra’. Might it last for Chelsea? Camellia ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ Camellia ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ Rhododendron haematodes – a good young plant. One survivor…

17th May

…late and has made it some years. A few nice flowers still but too far out. Camellia ‘Mathotiana Alba’ Camellia ‘Mathotiana Alba’ Magnolia ‘Daphne’; this one growing in the shade…

13th July

…It may well be Oxalis rubra from South America. Well worth growing for its leaves alone. Oxalis rubra Oxalis rubra Another Penstemon which Karol may be able to identify from…

18th May

…hybrid perhaps? Rhododendron ‘Barnaby’ Camellia mathotiana ‘Alba’ still has plenty of flower. Surprising how many japonica camellias still have a good show but none of them would cut for Chelsea…

7th May

…Camellia mathotiana ‘Alba’. Another Chelsea feature over. Camellia mathotiana ‘Alba’ 2017 – CHW Some gentle rain over the weekend but not enough!Fagus sylvatica ‘Aurea Pendula’ glowing with its new leaves….

28th June

…‘Mathotiana Alba’. Camellia ‘Mathotiana Alba’ The second flower on Magnolia sapaensis (I have been spelling it incorrectly) is now just out. The first one is very rounded when full out…

8th May

…JCW Plenty of May everywhere, Lilac going back, Azaleas are very nice. Tubergens Iris are all over. 1911 – JCW Auklandii very good indeed, not quite its best, M rubra

7th September

…Fothergilla major also. Fothergilla major Celtis australis Celtis australis Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ in full flower – early! Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ Callicarpa dichotoma in full flower too. Callicarpa dichotoma Pittosporum undulatum…