9th July

…Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi More Magnolia grandiflora flowers from below the lawn. Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora An elderly Cotoneaster franchettii full out by the tower. Cotoneaster…

30th November

…Amazing for the time of year but normal in this run of mild winters. Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora This seed pod looks as if it might just be…

23rd June

…and unpleasantly floppy flowers. MAGNOLIA grandiflora ‘Main Street’ MAGNOLIA grandiflora ‘Main Street’ MAGNOLIA grandiflora ‘Main Street’ ‘Russet’ – with attractive indumentum under the leaves well worth growing. MAGNOLIA grandiflora ‘Russet’…

2nd September

…a hint of pink. Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ Secondary flowers (as usual) on Rhododendron concatenans (concatenans Group to be correct). Rhododendron concatenans One flower head…

4th August

…inspected last night. Not my idea of nice plants but each to his own! Magnolia grandiflora ‘Goliath’ Magnolia grandiflora ‘Goliath’ 2015 – CHW The grasscutting in the garden is now…

24th August

…back into stock. Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sunny Charms’ is one I had not seen in flower before. Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sunny Charms’ Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sunny Charms’ Duranta erecta from…

24th May

…tedious job but another use for a magnolia! Magnolia grandiflora bark Magnolia grandiflora bark Magnolia grandiflora bark Magnolia grandiflora bark Magnolia grandiflora bark 2016 – CHW Arrived at Chelsea this…

15th October

…eye catching today but risky indeed in an early frost. Quercus buckleyi Quercus buckleyi A seed on a Magnolia grandiflora on the Top Wall which may, in time, contain viable…

3rd November

…looked today. Coprosma grandiflora Coprosma grandiflora Coprosma grandiflora Coprosma grandiflora 2020 – CHW Tilia cordata ‘Winter Orange’ now leafless and glowing in the sun. Tilia cordata ‘Winter Orange’ Tilia cordata…

4th April

…wall Camellia ‘Grandiflora Alba’ now full out and good even after Sunday night’s heavy rain. Camellia ‘Grandiflora Alba’ Camellia ‘Grandiflora Alba’ Another thriving plant of Rhododendron sutchuenense full out. Not…