12th October

…‘Wisley Queen’ Corylopsis ‘Spring Purple’ has as good an autumn display as its spring bronzy leaves. This early leaf bronzing is seldom seen in small young plants in pots. Corylopsis…

27th January

…sericea Neolitsea sericea Camellia ‘Cornish Spring’ a bit frosted but plenty of buds to come. A Tregrehan hybrid of great merit. Camellia ‘Cornish Spring’ Camellia ‘Cornish Spring’ Camellia ‘Cornish Spring’…

23rd February

…by nightfall. prerecording for next week’s ‘spring has sprung’ announcement prerecording for next week’s ‘spring has sprung’ announcement prerecording for next week’s ‘spring has sprung’ announcement prerecording for next week’s…

19th February

…really nice camellias towards the Top Lodge: Camellia ‘Desire’ ‘Desire’ Camellia ‘Mary-Phoebe Taylor’ ‘Mary-Phoebe Taylor’ Camellia ‘Spring Festival’ Camellia ‘Spring Festival’ ‘Spring Festival’ Opposite them is an ancient clump of…

8th April

…Camellia sasanqua ‘Sweet Jane’ – likewise. Camellia sasanqua ‘Sweet Jane’ Camellia ‘Spring Festival’ – ditto. Camellia ‘Spring Festival’ Camellia ‘Spring Mist’ Camellia ‘Spring Mist’ Prunus maakii ‘Amber Beauty’ – glorious…

16th March

…white with a hint of pink really (Magnolia x soulangeana ‘Lennei Alba’ x Magnolia x veitchii). Magnolia ‘Spring Rite’ Magnolia ‘Spring Rite’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ is however exceptional as we…

6th March

…Magnolia campbellii ‘Valentine’s Torch’ with the yellow glow just really on the opening bud. Many more flowers here than ever before and a real show today. Magnolia campbellii ‘Valentine’s Torch’…

25th February

…Magnolia campbellii behind the greenhouse is just starting. Magnolia campbellii ‘Valentine’s Torch’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Valentine’s Torch’ Five naturalised clumps of very different semi wild daffodils outside the front gate. The…

4th April

…laevifolia x M. maudiae ‘Eternal Spring’ Magnolia laevifolia x M. maudiae ‘Eternal Spring’ Another from Raf is Magnolia laevifolia x M. maudiae (BKR 201300) which has rather tiny flowers by…

30th January

…a bit of confusion.Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ is very lovely. Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Peter Smithers’ Daphne bholua ‘Peter Smithers’ Daphne bholua ‘Peter Smithers’…