8th March

…Harold Hillier’ Magnolia ‘Sir Harold Hillier’ Magnolia ‘Sweet Valentine’ with plenty of buds high up. A very columnar habit. Magnolia ‘Sweet Valentine’ Magnolia ‘Hot Lips’ now at its best and…

15th February

…quite nice today. Pieris ‘Valley Valentine’ Pieris ‘Valley Valentine’ First flower out on a 2015 planted Michelia ‘Fairy White’. Plenty of bud to come on such an immature plant. Excellent…

8th April

…to Cornwall and this was not a success. plantation of camellias in the Portholland valley plantation of camellias in the Portholland valley plantation of camellias in the Portholland valley We…

7th March

…now. Well worth propagating! Camellia reticulata ‘Valentine Day’ Camellia reticulata ‘Valentine Day’ Camellia reticulata ‘Valentine Day’ Magnolia ‘F J Williams’ still has buds just coming out on its lower branches….

6th March

…ever before and a real show today. Magnolia campbellii ‘Valentine’s Torch’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Valentine’s Torch’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Valentine’s Torch’ First flower on Magnolia zenii which is later than usual. Magnolia…

24th April

…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 King’ in…

5th March

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

16th September

…we will consider replanting later. Natural regeneration may be adequate. Portholland Valley Portholland Valley Portholland Valley These pictures show part of the old pumping system which pumped water up the…

16th March

…look nothing like a rhodo! Schefflera rhododendrifolia Schefflera rhododendrifolia Schefflera rhododendrifolia Schefflera rhododendrifolia Camellia ‘Valley Knudsen’ was just coming out properly. Camellia ‘Valley Knudsen’ Camellia ‘Valley Knudsen’ Viola odorata flowering…

13th January

…‘Silver King’ Acer tegmentosum ‘Valley Phantom’ Acer tegmentosum ‘Valley Phantom’ Acer tegmentosum ‘Valley Phantom’ Acer tegmentosum ‘Valley Phantom’ Mahonia x savilliana Clone 7 Mahonia x savilliana Clone 7 Mahonia x…