13th April

…flower in various stages of its development. Come to think of it Magnolia obovata has Manglietia like outer petals too. Magnolia officinalis var. biloba Magnolia officinalis var. biloba Magnolia officinalis

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

…as the flowers open. Very erect habit and nicely unusual. Apparently there is now a true ‘red’ form in the USA. Magnolia officinalis var biloba Magnolia officinalis var biloba Magnolia…

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

…Rather similar to Cornus mas? Cornus officinalis Cornus officinalis Cornus officinalis Sycoparrotia semidecidua has extraordinary flowers and here they are spot on for late January. Completely deciduous here in the…

8th July

…Rosa ‘The Garland’ Rosa ‘The Garland’ I think we ought to sell borage (Borago officinalis) in the nursery. Borago officinalis Borago officinalis Lilium hansonii was the only variety in flower…

18th May

…with a Great Gardens of Cornwall theme for the next spring season. First flower almost out on Magnolia officinalis var. biloba. The individual flowers last only about 48 hours. Embothrium…

14th July

…initially overcast day which then went back to normal.Althaea officinalis – Marsh-mallow – comes from Europe and is from the malva family. Quite attractive but clearly tender. Althaea officinalis Althaea…

11th February

…unusual. Out of kilter to put it mildly. Rosemarinus officinalis ‘Prostratus’ Rosemarinus officinalis ‘Prostratus’ Not a single flower bud this year on their big Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ by the back door….