11th May

…wait and see what the 50 pages of government guidelines say today. Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ in bud. Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ making a good show….

13th May

…far now. What a spectacle and to think it took us years to notice it was even flowering! Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’…

30th May

…now open in Kennel Close. Why are the buds and flowers so much larger than on the original? Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ The Magnolia ‘Daphne’…

24th May

…Still plenty of flowers on Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’. Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Illicium majus with good new growth of 9-12in. Illicium majus Clethra fabri has very dark new growth. Clethra fabri…

25th May

…least, the flowers are larger. What a simply wonderful magnolia this is! Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ A few Crataegus species in flower perhaps for the…

27th April

…as this. Magnolia laevifolia ‘Summer Snowflake’ Magnolia laevifolia ‘Summer Snowflake’ Magnolia laevifolia ‘Summer Snowflake’ Magnolia laevifolia ‘Summer Snowflake’ Another (just out) Rhododendron niveum which is a rather stronger colour. Another…

25th July

…bronzy foliage. Alstroemeria ‘Indian Summer’ Alstroemeria ‘Indian Summer’ Alstroemeria ‘Summer Breeze’ – same applies. Nice colour mix close up but not so eye-catching. Looks pretty straggly even in a large…

12th May

…Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ 2018 – CHW Jaimie and the garden team have given a ‘light’ pruning (as we discussed a week or so ago) and a heavy…

16th May

…fraseri Magnolia fraseri The largest Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ in flower at 30ft+. Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Rehderodendron kweichowense (WWJ 12019) flowering for the second time ever and rather…

4th June

…flowers on Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’. Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Azalea flowers burnt off prematurely in the heat on Hovel Cart Road. Azalea flowers burnt off Two new passing places on the…