1st August

…of galvanised iron. This is the herb wild marjoram in a variety of colours. wild marjoram wild marjoram Then two prevalent tiny wild flowers which I need to look up…

21st March

…indochinense. Rehderodendron indochinense Rehderodendron indochinense A startlingly good batch of wild violets on a hot sunny bank. Some are much darker than others. wild violets wild violets The white Rhododendron…

29th June

…above the Magnolia ‘Mr Julian’. It is growing in a damp location and I cannot find it in my wild flower books as yet. unknown as yet wild flower unknown…

28th March

…seen on bought in magnolias named this. I think we have the correct plant but have not yet seen it perform properly. Magnolia ‘Black Swan’ Magnolia ‘Black Swan’ Magnolia ‘Anne…

23rd February

…think, wild collected in China on a Swedish magnolia expedition. Magnolia sprengeri ‘Dusty Pink’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Wakehurst’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Wakehurst’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Wakehurst’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ – not as early as…

15th July

…allium species matches this in the reference books. A rather pleasing find and another reason to stop cutting this grass in July before these wildflowers have set seed. Allium vinede…

1st June

…and the grass took over. wild campion Erigeron karvinskianus (syn mucronatus) now at its early season best, growing wild on and in the walls. The immature flowers are pink in…

11th May

…Fagus sylvatica ‘Black Swan’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Black Swan’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ just out. Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ A young Magnolia nitida getting going. Magnolia nitida Michelia x foggii…

8th March

…open I suspect. Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ A single poor/battered flower this year on Magnolia ‘Black Swan’. We have yet to see this flower properly here although the plant is growing well….

29th March

…Wilson in 1907. It used to grow here but has long since died out. Maddenia hypoleuca Maddenia hypoleuca Another young Magnolia ‘Black Swan’ with decent bud and flower. Magnolia ‘Black…