5th April

…further planting in the Carlisle Garden and at Croxton Park around the three lakes. Belvoir Castle Belvoir Castle Belvoir Castle Belvoir Castle A trip in the sun below the castle

Irish trip April 2018

…itself and avoided all Americans which was not difficult in torrential rain. Blarney Castle and Gardens Pseudotsuga menziesii at the entrance in full maturity. Pseudotsuga menziesii Blarney Castle Blarney Castle

Royal Cornwall Show – 2022

…reticulata ‘Dr Clifford Parks’ Camellia reticulata ‘Dr Clifford Parks’ Camellia reticulata ‘Emma Gaet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Emma Gaet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Royalty’ Camellia reticulata ‘Royalty’ Camellia reticulata ‘Miss Tulare’ Camellia reticulata ‘Miss…

19th June

…form of Rhododendron royallii ‘Royal Flush’ full out which is I think a solitary survivor of what was ‘Royal Flush Apricot’. ‘Royal Flush Apricot’ ‘Royal Flush Apricot’ ‘Royal Flush Apricot’…

17th March

…Prunus nipponica ‘Brilliant’ Prunus nipponica ‘Brilliant’ The new Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ in bud. Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Royal Crown’ nicely out in a tunnel. Magnolia ‘Royal Crown’ Magnolia ‘Royal Crown’…

30th March

…‘Mona Jury’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Mona Jury’ Camellia reticulata ‘Dream Castle’ now full out. Camellia reticulata ‘Dream Castle’ Camellia reticulata ‘Dream Castle’ Camellia reticulata ‘Dream Castle’ First colour showing on…

26th May

…similar to ‘Royal Command’ but with an orange centre. This group were planted in 1999. Azalea ‘Royal Command’ was over a fortnight ago. Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ Azalea…

12th May

…is a nice red form of Enkianthus campanulatus but nothing more. Enkianthus campanulatus Enkianthus campanulatus Acer platanoides ‘Royal Red’ has fine new leaves. Acer platanoides ‘Royal Red’ Acer platanoides ‘Royal

16th June

…not. A very relaxed family day out with excellent musical and choral performances. A huge effort which paid off.The Royal Marines band. Royal Marines band An unusual performance on the…

23rd April

…Magnolia ‘Pink Royalty’ x ‘Daybreak’. More Daybreak than Royalty I think and not, as yet, worthy of a name. Magnolia ‘Pink Royalty’ x ‘Daybreak’ Magnolia ‘Pink Royalty’ x ‘Daybreak’ Magnolia…