21st April

Michelia floribunda Michelia floribunda Michelia floribunda Michelia floribunda Michelia floribunda We then move onto Tom’s (wild collected in SW Yunnan and 100 miles from his collection of floribunda) Michelia doltsopa…

13th March

…the late 1920s according to JCW’s notes. Michelia floribunda Michelia floribunda Michelia floribunda Michelia floribunda Michelia floribunda Next door is a huge Manglietia insignis which I had forgotten about. Quite…

3rd May

…three plants of Michelia x foggii with their distinctive dense dark green foliage and golden indumentum on the buds. Not far off Michelia doltsopa and not much like Michelia figo…

22nd April

…smell today. Michelia ‘Mixed up Miss’ Michelia ‘Mixed up Miss’ Michelia ‘Mixed up Miss’ Michelia ‘Mixed up Miss’ A young Magnolia ‘Honey Liz’ with its first flower – two others…

19th March

michelias above the greenhouse are now believed ALL to be forms of Michelia doltsopa and not Michelia floribunda or Michelia champaca as had been suggested by others. [Photo caption: What…

14th March

…not think so. Michelia doltsopa Michelia doltsopas Michelia doltsopas Michelia doltsopa Next door is a big surprise. Rhododendron arboreum 5392 which turns out to be the Blood Red arboreum the…

5th May

…this. Halesia macgregori Michelia x foggii ‘Jack Fogg’ has made a good show above Crinodendron Hedge. Michelia x foggii ‘Jack Fogg’ Michelia x foggii ‘Jack Fogg’ Michelia x foggii ‘Jack…

28th April

…with James Garnett from the Service des Espaces Verts et de l’Environnement (SEVE) in Nantes about Michelias with his pictures. At issue is the variation in the forms of Michelia…

20th March

Michelia foveolata (or perhaps Michelia platypetala) Michelia foveolata (or perhaps Michelia platypetala) Michelia foveolata (or perhaps Michelia platypetala) What a pity there is not more time to look more closely…

22nd March

…as the ‘naughty corner’ with Jim Gardiner (who retires from the RHS in October), my brother and Thomas Methuen-Campbell. Michelia doltsopa MICHELIA floribunda MICHELIA ‘Touch of Pink’ Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver…