1st April

…subsp. jacquemontii ‘Knightshayes’ Betula pendula subsp. szechuanica ‘Liuba White’. Betula pendula subsp. szechuanica ‘Liuba White’ Betula pendula subsp. szechuanica ‘Liuba White’ Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis – the best catkins today….

8th February

…the wind already. The flowers do have a little yellow in them as they open. Magnolia campbellii ‘Strybing White’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Strybing White’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Strybing White’ Podocarpus elongatus ‘Blue…

25th March

…her in the 1970s. Not particularly unique but nice enough. Queen Mother’s magnolia Queen Mother’s magnolia Another towering Magnolia sargentiana var robusta which you get a perfect view of from…

26th April

…C. x superba ‘Apple Blossom’ – pink and white – variegated C. x superba ‘Issari White’ – tiny flowers in profusion C. x superba ‘Pink Trail’ – white flowers age…

16th March

…dry enough to place out the large rhododendrons Finally dry enough to place out the large rhododendrons Magnolia (Michelia) doltsopa ‘White Phantom’ was named and registered last year. Magnolia (Michelia)…

12th April

…Isla inspect Magnolia ‘Fairy White’. Magnolia ‘Fairy White’ Betula utilis jacquemontii ‘Pink Champagne’ has shed its old bark and now has a pinkish trunk. Betula utilis jacquemontii ‘Pink Champagne’ Impressive…

2nd August

…and fuzzily damp:Kniphofia ‘Ice Queen’ – not sure I have ever seen a pure white ‘red hot poker’ before. Kniphofia ‘Ice Queen’ Kniphofia ‘Ice Queen’ Olearia virgata, I think, in…

21st March

…Camellia ‘Giant White’ Camellia ‘Giant White’ Camellia ‘Giant White’ First leaves on Acer palmatum ‘Katsura’ coming into leaf and untouched by last night’s frost. Acer palmatum ‘Katsura’ 2017 – CHW…

10th April

…better form than ours at Caerhays flower wise. Michelia maudiae Michelia maudiae Wonderful Telopeas in full flower too in the nursery:‘Shady Lady White’ TELOPEA ‘Shady Lady White’ TELOPEA ‘Shady Lady…

18th March

…good show as before. ‘Fairy Cream’, which is beside it, is only half the size and nowhere near out yet. Michelia ‘Fairy White’ Michelia ‘Fairy White’ Michelia ‘Fairy White’ Magnolia…