13th April

…the Green Gate. Flowers are getting larger with maturity. Magnolia ‘Sweet Valentine’ Magnolia ‘Sweet Valentine’ Prunus ichiyo (syn ‘Pink Champagne’) is very good also by the cash point. Prunus ichiyo…

5th March

…Tregunna and Ross Collins Frankie Tregunna and Ross Collins Frankie Tregunna and Ross Collins Magnolia ‘Sweet Valentine’ just showing nicely as the small tree matures. Magnolia ‘Sweet Valentine’ Magnolia ‘Sweet

27th February

…‘Fairy’ Magnolia ‘Sweet Sixteen’ was like this in early January last year. Magnolia ‘Sweet Sixteen’ Raining now but the New Zealand form of Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ has huge flowers and a…

7th March

…what you see opened flat here now. Well worth propagating! Camellia reticulata ‘Valentine Day’ Camellia reticulata ‘Valentine Day’ Camellia reticulata ‘Valentine Day’ Magnolia ‘F J Williams’ still has buds just…

26th March

…veitchii seedling Magnolia x veitchii seedling Magnolia ‘Sweet Merlot’ is just out nearby and developing into a fine tree visible from the castle lawn. Magnolia ‘Sweet Merlot’ Magnolia ‘Sweet Merlot’…

1st August

…are not exactly over flowering this year. layered his sweet peas layered his sweet peas layered his sweet peas Pear ‘Merton Pride’ was producing a big crop and Will had…

24th April

…attractive bark. Cydonia oblonga Cydonia oblonga Cydonia oblonga Cydonia oblonga Dicentra ‘Valentine’ was tall growing and impressively dark in colour. Well worth growing. Dicentra ‘Valentine’ Dicentra ‘Valentine’ Acer platanoides ‘Crimson…

15th February

…Camellia x williamsii ‘Brigadoon’ I suspect this is not nearly pink enough to be labelled as Pieris ‘Valley Valentine’ (which it is) but quite nice today. Pieris ‘Valley Valentine’ Pieris…

2nd September

…the first time in the spring. 2016 – CHW Recently, in my absence, a formal visit from Plant Health to inspect our sweet chestnut trees for disease. Apparently they have…

16th February

…cut back and tidied for opening. ‘Mr Billy’ has a shit beside Georges Hut and the nicely pruned hydrangeas. ‘Mr Billy’ Magnolia ‘Sweet Sixteen’ is looking anything but ‘sweet’ but…