10th March

…Gresham hybrid Magnolia ‘Manchu Fan’ Magnolia ‘Manchu Fan’ Magnolia ‘Pickards Snow Queen’ (Magnolia x soulangeana ‘Picture’ x unknown) Magnolia ‘Pickards Snow Queen’ Magnolia ‘Pickards Snow Queen’ Magnolia ‘Pink Flamingo’ Magnolia…

1st March

…the “spring” season has been cancelled. So too the High Sheriffs dinner at Pentille and next weekends Rosemoor show. snow snow snow snow snow snow snow snow snow snow The…

25th March

…Magnolia ‘Pickards Coral’ Magnolia ‘Pickards Coral’ Magnolia ‘Pickards Coral’ These Rhododendron ririei came from a Tom Hudson collection. The three plants are all a bit different but a great colour…

7th March

…It might be easier from cuttings and as a small plant than ‘Cornish Snow’ can be to grow? Camellia ‘Cornish Snow Michael’ Camellia ‘Cornish Snow Michael’ Camellia ‘Cornish Snow Michael’…

5th March

…now see that this cross is called ‘Venus’. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Rebeccas Perfume’ –…

11th April

…Magnolia ‘Pink Diamond’ Magnolia ‘Pickards Crystal’ – see for yourself! Magnolia ‘Pickards Crystal’ Another Pickards hybrid – could not read the label. Another Pickards hybrid Another Pickards hybrid I suppose…

11th March

…flower frosted earlier. Camellia ‘Grandiflora Alba’ Camellia ‘Grandiflora Alba’ Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ still with a good new show of flowers. Again this started flowering in December. Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ Camellia…

13th March

…which is a good magnolia for a smaller garden slowly comes out. A long lasting flower by magnolia standards. Magnolia ‘Pickards Garnet’ Magnolia ‘Pickards Garnet’ First flowers on the drive…

18th July

…‘Snow Queen’ above the greenhouse has made a much larger plant. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ 2019 – CHW The RHS have just given AGMs to 17…

5th August

…further cluster of three female flower cones on Araucaria bidwillii. Araucaria bidwillii Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ with the first hints of pink in the flowerheads. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ Hydrangea…