16th April

…‘Lila Naff’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lila Naff’ First flowers out on Rhododendron ‘Michael’s Pride’ below Donkey Shoe. Rhododendron ‘Michael’s Pride’ Rhododendron ‘Michael’s Pride’ Magnolia ‘Mighty Mouse’ flowering better than ever before….

13th May

…other cultivars are as we have seen. Sieboldii ‘Colossus’ is not either. Magnolia sieboldii ‘Pride of Norway’ Magnolia sieboldii ‘Pride of Norway’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ is full out in the…

21st May

…Magnolia sieboldii ‘Pride of Norway’ Magnolia sieboldii ‘Pride of Norway’ Magnolia obovata ‘Pink Flush’ now full out. Magnolia obovata ‘Pink Flush’ Magnolia obovata ‘Pink Flush’ Azalea ‘Corneille’ is making a…

6th June

…quite different in shape from Magnolia sieboldii sinensis. Not a very healthy plant. Magnolia ‘Pride of Norway’ Magnolia ‘Pride of Norway’ Just above it are two Magnolia ‘Pride of Norway’…

1st June

…a gorgeous yellow. I have never picked up on this before. Sciadopitys verticillata Sciadopitys verticillata Magnolia sieboldii ‘Pride of Norway’ is now full out. Is it any different to Magnolia…

24th April

…very different colours. This is one of the still few left in the Rookery of the Wilson 50 collection. No idea of the name. azalea in Rookery ‘sporting’ two very…

26th April

…and the self-employed. Not much thanks for that of course and still plenty of aggrieved bleaters who have fallen through the net (Branson of all people!) which of course they…

28th June

…‘Pride of Rochester’ Deutzia scabra ‘Pride of Rochester’ Deutzia scabra ‘Pride of Rochester’ Here is a hedgerow full of small growing Cornish elms with tiny leaves. Largely untouched by decades…

29th May

…or to ‘Pride of Norway’ come to that. We now have about five different named clones of Magnolia sieboldii and none are that special really. Worth their place and flowering…

23rd October

…has been broken off in the storms. The buds show some colour and are nearly out. Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’ A fine tray of Decaisnea fargesii seedlings grown…