2nd January

…Rhododendron sinogrande has been flattened but it just missed Persea japonica in the foreground (three ‘japonicas’ in two days!). silver fir silver fir silver fir Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ just starting…

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…

5th August

…conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’ with, as usual, exceptional secondary new growth which is pink and white becoming mottled green and white. Acer x conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’ Acer x conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’…

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…

5th April

…no catkins. Betula utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ 2018 – CHW To Belvoir Castle to plan…

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…

23rd March

…M. maudiae on Friday?). seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Rhododendron kendrickii nearly over just below the three…

24th May

…the theme of the centenary as well as the stand and given both Burncoose and Millais gold medals, while the group got a silver gilt medal for their stand. (Read…

13th March

…doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Then we get to three original michelia plants above the greenhouse which used to have lead labels and collectors’…

8th April

…this outside at Burncoose at 4ft tall after a cold winter. Hydrangea lobbii Hydrangea lobbii Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver King’ leafing up nicely. The silver variegation is irregular. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver