13th February

…old Garden House collection at Buckland Monachorum. Daphne rupina la (may not be the full name) – SUPERB Daphne rupina la Daphne bholua ‘Sir Peter Smithers’ Daphne bholua ‘Sir Peter

2nd May

…more investigation and propagation. Peter Borlaise was the former head gardener at Lanhydrock. Magnolia campbellii ‘Peter Borlaise’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Peter Borlaise’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Peter Borlaise’ Nearby a young Magnolia ‘Peachy’…

14th February

…it came originally from Sir Peter’s nursery (Eisenhut). Could it be that this is a pot and kettle labelling situation Sir Peter? Magnolia ‘Peter Smithers’ Magnolia ‘Peter Smithers’ The first…

16th February

…Magnolia ‘Peter Smithers’ (we have queried the label in previous years) looking better and with more flowers than I have ever seen. Having been critical previously I think it is…

30th January

…‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Peter Smithers’ Daphne bholua ‘Peter Smithers’ Daphne bholua ‘Peter Smithers’ Daphne bholua ‘Perfume Princess’ Daphne bholua ‘Perfume Princess’ Daphne bholua ‘Perfume Princess’…

1st February

…wrote about David Knuckey and Burncoose some 30 years ago. Magnolia ‘Peter Smithers’ Magnolia ‘Peter Smithers’ 2004 – FJW Dry January. Seaweed left pond – 2 swans arrived. 1999 –…

5th March

…and should be a dark red – so wrongly named. Magnolia ‘Peter Smithers’ Magnolia ‘Peter Smithers’ Magnolia ‘Peter Smithers’ A rather surprising red hybrid of my father’s right at the…

11th March

…‘Lanarth’ seedlings ‘Bishop Peter’ and‘Bishop Michael’ (two bishops of Truro from the 1980s). Peter is darker purple and sometimes the first magnolia to show colour in the garden by Georges…

19th March

this even more surprising. A really excellent plant that ought to be more widely propagated. Magnolia campbellii ‘Peter Borlase’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Peter Borlase’ In the rain: Rhododendron fargesii full out….

7th February

Peter’ has a bit of colour only on the very top of the tree. Surprising that the wind has not yet blown it out more. Usually this is one of…