1st April

…undersides to the leaves. We must propagate this next autumn. hybrid between Michelia doltsopa and Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ hybrid between Michelia doltsopa and Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ This is…

27th June

…on the new camera to try to get the pictures better. Total failure I fear. Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ The seed heads…

23rd March

…Magnolia ‘‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘‘Star Wars’ There are three seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ which have clearly crossed up with the M. doltsopa near the original ‘Silver Cloud’ growing…

15th May

…‘Crimson Cloud’ is a wonderful hawthorn! Better even than ‘Paul’s Scarlet’. Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Ceanothus thrysiflorus ‘Snow Showers’ making good headway…

13th March

…large pure white (rather than creamy) flowers and a different scent to the parent. This is more like cinnamon. Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver…

1st March

…the “spring” season has been cancelled. So too the High Sheriffs dinner at Pentille and next weekends Rosemoor show. snow snow snow snow snow snow snow snow snow snow The…

27th November

…are out. Nothing on the others. ‘Cornish Snow Michael’ is usually a fortnight earlier than ‘Cornish Snow’. Camellia ‘Cornish Snow Michael’ Camellia ‘Cornish Snow Michael’ Camellia taliensis flowers largely blown…

11th March

…white. Battered in the wind I fear. Magnolia x loebneri ‘Pink Cloud’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Pink Cloud’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Wildcat’ has extraordinary rose-like flowers. Magnolia x loebneri ‘Wildcat’ Magnolia…

8th September

…sikkimense 2017 – CHW Surprising what is still in flower while autumn approaches.Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’ with wonderful autumn colour. Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’ Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’ Cornus amomum…

29th May

…‘Rosebud’ Azalea ‘Rosebud’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ as good as ever in the Isla Rose Plantation. Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Aesculus x mutabilis ‘Induta’ had pride…