2nd August

…‘Ice Queen’ – not sure I have ever seen a pure white ‘red hot poker’ before. Kniphofia ‘Ice Queen’ Kniphofia ‘Ice Queen’ Olearia virgata, I think, in flower in the…

23rd May

Queen’s Visit – Photo Courtesy of Sally. Then we get to the royal visit. The RHS say they will bring the Queen to celebrate the Rhododendron Society centenary and will…

25th March

…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. Magnolia sargentiana var robusta Magnolia…

7th May

…Caerhays hybrid called Rhododendron ‘Nancor’. Sister to ‘Saffron Queen’ and named after a farm on the estate. Rhododendron ‘Nancor’ Rhododendron ‘Nancor’ 2016 – CHW Evergreen Azalea winner Wisley show 2016…

19th June

…is a very rare plant indeed. Prunus perulata Prunus perulata Rhododendron ‘Saffron Queen’ still has a few flowers left on it six weeks after it first came out. This too…

10th June

…president. Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ (‘Miss Satomi’ in the new Hillier’s) Growing in…

12th October

…kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’. The fruiting is irregular and confined to a few branches. Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var…

4th May

…du Barri – 1935) 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…

3rd August

…Sea fret and drizzle while 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’…

9th April

…these on our travels. Prunus ‘Matsumae-Asami’ Prunus ‘Matsumae-Asami’ Rhododendron ‘Queen Wilhelmina’ – colour changes as the flower fades. Rhododendron ‘Queen Wilhelmina’ Rhododendron ‘Queen Wilhelmina’ Rhododendron orbiculare x ‘Richard Gill’ –…