21st April

…offers cuttings in the summer. This is a must acquire for the Caerhays collection with plenty of room to grow! Michelia ernestii Michelia ernestii Michelia ernestii Michelia ernestii Michelia compressa…

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

…golden indumentum on the buds. Not far off Michelia doltsopa and not much like Michelia figo really. Michelia x foggii ‘Allspice’ With michelias still in mind I went in search…

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…

25th April

‘Jack Fogg’ just coming out with amazing scent (m.doltsopa x m.figo) Michelia foggi ‘Jack Fogg’ Michelia foggi ‘Jack Fogg’ Michelia foggi ‘Jack Fogg’ Michelia foggi ‘Allspice’ is a much larger…

20th March

…(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 at other…

22nd March

…and Michelia floribunda which ‘the experts’ say we do not have and Michelia manipurense which we may now have. Also Michelia ‘Touch of Pink’ and Michelia ‘Silver Cloud’ as well….

27th February

…and Forrest thought anyway until the botanists started reclassifying in 1927. My article on all this and michelias is to be published soon. old Michelia doltsopa old Michelia doltsopa Magnolia…

15th February

…on one of the Michelia doltsopa. Michelia doltsopa Michelia doltsopa First forsythia flowers out. We had some secondary flowering on this plant in the autumn as we saw then. forsythia…