13th April

…Magnolia officinalis var. biloba Magnolia officinalis var. biloba Magnolia officinalis var. biloba Magnolia officinalis var. biloba Paulownia fortunei now properly out. Its early white flowers were frosted. Paulownia fortunei Magnolia…

5th May

…completes the trio of magnolia trees all in flower. Magnolia officinalis Magnolia officinalis A magnolia felled in the 1987 hurricane had reshot into a three stemmed tree in two places….

6th August

Next Day > < Previous Day CONTRIBUTORS: FJW 1955-2007 CHW 2015- JCW 1897-1939 CW 1940-1955 2021 – CHW A wonderful roadside triangle of betony or Betonica officinalis (formerly Stachys officinalis)…

15th April

…now a true ‘red’ form in the USA. Magnolia officinalis var biloba Magnolia officinalis var biloba Magnolia officinalis var biloba Magnolia ‘Yellow Fever’ is just out long after the ‘Yellow…

13th August

officinalis, which I had not seen before. Stachys officinalis Stachys officinalis Stachys officinalis Harebell, Campanula rotundifolia, which you often see on moorland edges. Campanula rotundifolia Campanula rotundifolia Campanula rotundifolia Field…

31st January

…Azara integrifolia ‘Variegata’ Cornus officinalis is full out and very attractive today. Rather similar to Cornus mas? Cornus officinalis Cornus officinalis Cornus officinalis Sycoparrotia semidecidua has extraordinary flowers and here…

18th June

…stalk. I had wondered how it was identifiable. Styrax grandiflorus Styrax grandiflorus Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ just turning colour. Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Styrax officinalis not…

8th July

…think we ought to sell borage (Borago officinalis) in the nursery. Borago officinalis Borago officinalis Lilium hansonii was the only variety in flower yet in the covered frames. Lilium hansonii…

18th May

…to five weeks and perfect for cutting. Enkianthus hirtinervus Magnolia officinalis ‘Biloba’ (pink form) is too tight in bud to cut. Magnolia officinalis ‘Biloba’ The game larder is filling up…

14th July

…from the malva family. Quite attractive but clearly tender. Althaea officinalis Althaea officinalis Fuchsia ‘Lechlade Magician’ was a massive 12-15ft tall tree with a similar spread and peeling bark. Here…