2nd August

…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 flower…

21st March

White’ largely unfrosted. Strange shape as the bud unfurls. Camellia ‘Giant White’ Camellia ‘Giant White’ Camellia ‘Giant White’ First leaves on Acer palmatum ‘Katsura’ coming into leaf and untouched by…

5th April

…kobus ‘White Elegance’ MAGNOLIA kobus ‘White Elegance’ b) First flowering (seen by me anyway) of Magnolia Kobus ‘Octopus’ and Magnolia Kobus ‘White Elegance’. Both look very vigorous but Octopus is…

10th April

…maudiae Michelia maudiae Wonderful Telopeas in full flower too in the nursery:‘Shady Lady White’ TELOPEA ‘Shady Lady White’ TELOPEA ‘Shady Lady White’ ‘Braidwood Brilliant’ TELOPEA ‘Braidwood Brilliant’ TELOPEA ‘Braidwood Brilliant’…

25th March

…enough. Queen Mother’s magnolia Queen Mother’s magnolia Another towering Magnolia sargentiana var robusta which you get a perfect view of from the churchyard and village. Magnolia sargentiana var robusta Magnolia…

16th March

…on the wane, White Queen fit to force for pollen. Many reticulatas open.1904 – JCW Rather later, say five days, than in 1903.1903 – JCW Sir Watkins, Emperor, Horsfieldii, 116,…

12th April

…fades to white? We will see in a few days. Magnolia (Michelia) laevifolia x M. figo ‘White Caviar’ Rhododendron magnificum on the label but these huge flowers should be pink…

16th October

…days ago nothing. smaller, white Camellia sasanqua smaller, white Camellia sasanqua Fuchsia and white Camellia sasanqua both in flower side by side! Fuchsia and white Camellia sasanqua The first Camellia…

18th March

…out yet. Michelia ‘Fairy White’ Michelia ‘Fairy White’ Michelia ‘Fairy White’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ is a Magnolia campbellii x Magnolia liliiflora cross bred in New Zealand by Oz Blumhardt in…

14th May

…deciduous azalea with a yellow throat. Again unnamed or unknown anyway. white deciduous azalea with a yellow throat white deciduous azalea with a yellow throat A very late flowering huge…