13th February

…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 Smithers’ Daphne…

2nd May

…a rather special plant which merits more investigation and propagation. Peter Borlaise was the former head gardener at Lanhydrock. Magnolia campbellii ‘Peter Borlaise’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Peter Borlaise’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Peter

14th February

…a pot and kettle labelling situation Sir Peter? Magnolia ‘Peter Smithers’ Magnolia ‘Peter Smithers’ The first magnolia to show from afar above the castle. from afar Outside the back yard…

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’…

16th February

…required gloves and was short because it is bloody cold) was to photograph the first few flowers on Magnolia ‘Bishop Peter’. BBC Spotlight showed these as part of their weather…

21st February

…is always early but, again, an especially good colour this year. Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia ‘Bishop Peter’ is now almost fully out as well. Magnolia ‘Bishop Peter’…

17th February

…is well worth its place today even if it is not nearly as pink as the reference books say it should be. Magnolia ‘Peter Smithers’ Magnolia ‘Peter Smithers’ Magnolia ‘Peter

7th February

…‘Bishop 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…

26th March

…requisite 2m away so ‘social distancing’ was maintained during filming. Magnolia x veitchii ‘Peter Veitch’ Magnolia x veitchii ‘Peter Veitch’ Magnolia x veitchii ‘Peter Veitch’ The pure white single Camellia…

19th March

…flowers on Magnolia campbellii ‘Peter Borlase’ which is genuinely bicoloured in the same way as Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’. I see that there is a picture of Peter holding identical flowers…