2nd August

…stock. eucomis species The bicoloured Agapanthus ‘Queen Mum’ just coming out. Agapanthus ‘Queen Mum’ Agapanthus ‘Queen Mum’ Olearia coriacea was another new dwarfish species in this vast collection of this…

15th June

…the copper ingot. Clever! ‘Mining’ ‘Mining’ “Ursula’s Baptism”. The font was decorated using an excellent colour combination of leptospermum, Thalictrum, pale pink Alstroemeria and Euonymus japonicus ‘Silver Queen’. “Ursula’s Baptism”…

3rd August

…the rest of neighbouring Europe hits over 40°C. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ is already turning an autumnal pink in the drought. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ Magnolia…

23rd May

…Cross. Sally Hayward RCMG with posy for the Queen – Photo Courtesy of Sally. Queen’s Visit – Photo Courtesy of Sally. Then we get to the royal visit. The RHS…

17th February

…looking sick. Here a clump of 3 Rhododendron ‘Saffron Queen’ with one on the way out following the drought. Rhododendron ‘Saffron Queen’ Rhododendron ‘Saffron Queen’ Our new 2021 clump of…

24th February

…out above the Aucklandii Garden. Michelia doltsopa Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ and the same Michelia doltsopa from above on the Main Ride. Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ In the grim light Magnolia ‘Queen

30th July

…in flower. I think Wisteria brachybotrys ‘Shiro-Kapitan’ but may be wrong? A hint of pink in the flowers and the leaves hairy. Wisteria brachybotrys ‘Shiro-Kapitan’ Alchemilla mollis and Erysimum ‘Apricot…

25th July

…than Leucanthemum ‘Freak’ and Leucanthemum ‘Goldfinch’ but not by miles. Leucanthemum ‘Real Charmer’ Leucanthemum ‘Real Charmer’ What was very good but possibly too tender to winter outside were two superb…

21st September

…done well in a rather exposed, but prominent, situation. Blue Cedar The Queen Mother’s magnolia (seedling) was planted by her near George’s Hut on 11th April 1981. Queen Mother’s magnolia…

18th July

…Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ Podocarpus ‘Green Queen’ is another new one but very ‘plain’ indeed! Quite long and vigorous new growth though. Podocarpus ‘Green Queen’ Podocarpus ‘Jill’ Podocarpus ‘Jill’ Podocarpus x…