23rd May

…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 say they will bring…

14th March

…red Magnolia sprengeri Diva Magnolia Sir Harold Hillier Betty Jessel and campbellii Alba seedling Magnolia Sargentiana robusta Queen Mother Magnolia Red Lion Caerhays Surprise_and sargentiana robusta Queen Mother Magnolia Red…

2nd August

…pictures will be poor and fuzzily damp:Kniphofia ‘Ice Queen’ – not sure I have ever seen a pure white ‘red hot poker’ before. Kniphofia ‘Ice Queen’ Kniphofia ‘Ice Queen’ Olearia…

15th March

…Ciliatum. Picked the first Southern Star, many Victoria out. 1901 – JCW An odd Victoria open, 23 nearly open, one Ciliatum early seedling, but hardly any of the above are…

18th July

…‘Pee Wee’ Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Pee Wee’ Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ above the greenhouse has made a much larger plant. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ 2019 – CHW…

25th March

…Not particularly unique but nice enough. Queen Mother’s magnolia Queen Mother’s magnolia Another towering Magnolia sargentiana var robusta which you get a perfect view of from the churchyard and village….

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…

11th May

…‘Vesta’ Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Venus’ beside it. ‘Victoria’ still not out properly. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Venus’ Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Hollandia’ is also superb. The best one on the Enkianthus path today. Enkianthus campanulatus…

16th March

…in 1902 bar the Reticulata.1906 – JCW We are distinctly ahead of 1903. R shilsoni on the wane, White Queen fit to force for pollen. Many reticulatas open.1904 – JCW…

20th September

…Lobelia cardinalis ‘Queen Victoria’ and Aconitum carmichaelii ‘Arendsii’. Lobelia cardinalis ‘Queen Victoria’ and Aconitum carmichaelii ‘Arendsii’ Here is another – Euphorbia characias ‘Tasmanian Tiger’ and Heuchera ‘Obsidian’. Euphorbia characias ‘Tasmanian…