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…

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…

19th June

…those of a ‘bird cherry’ and Owen persists in his view that this is a very rare plant indeed. Prunus perulata Prunus perulata Rhododendron ‘Saffron Queen’ still has a few…

23rd April

…nice bark too on its straight stem. Lindera angustifolia Lindera angustifolia Rhododendron burmanicum just out. Rhododendron burmanicum And next door Rhododendron ‘Saffron Queen’ is as well. Rh. burmanicum is one…

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…

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…

7th May

…‘May Day’ Next door is the small growing Caerhays hybrid called Rhododendron ‘Nancor’. Sister to ‘Saffron Queen’ and named after a farm on the estate. Rhododendron ‘Nancor’ Rhododendron ‘Nancor’ 2016…

3rd August

…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 ‘Todds Fortyniner’ is…

4th May

…Rhododendron ‘Jubilee Queen’ (loderi ‘Venus’ x Rose du Barri – 1935) Rhododendron loderi ‘Fairy Queen’ (griffithianum x fortunei ssp. fortunei) Rhododendron loderi ‘Fairy Queen’ (griffithianum x fortunei ssp. fortunei) Rhododendron…