25th March

…the old Magnolia sargentiana var robustas on the Main Ride is suddenly out. Magnolia sargentiana var robusta Magnolia sargentiana var robusta Magnolia sargentiana var robusta Rhododendron ‘Crossbill’ has had a…

20th July

…in 2008/9. Three survive! Two very different forms of Hydrangea sargentiana Two very different forms of Hydrangea sargentiana Two very different forms of Hydrangea sargentiana Two very different forms of…

9th October

…focus too! Very ripe and shedding seeds pods from Magnolia sargentiana robusta. Magnolia sargentiana robusta Magnolia sargentiana robusta Still very unripe Magnolia (Michelia) doltsopa seeds. Magnolia (Michelia) doltsopa Last year’s…

15th March

…The story of Magnolia sargentiana (pure) is an odd one. The original plant at Caerhays has flowered only once, in 2012, when it had narrow extremely floppy tepals which hung…

13th October

…the ground from the open pods high up the tree. Time to start collecting them on the ground before the mice get them. Magnolia sargentiana robusta Magnolia sargentiana robusta 2016…

23rd August

sargentiana Hydrangea sargentiana second (seen previously in this year’s diary) second (seen previously in this year’s diary) Hydrangea aspera ssp robusta is still in tight bud but its leaf and…

21st February

…x sargentiana robusta Magnolia mollicomata x sargentiana robusta This is the list of the very rare and mainly grafted plants which Raf brought for us:Magnolia floribunda ex Kunming (PB) Magnolia…

4th April

…flowers do not yet condemn it to the chainsaw. Magnolia J C Williams In the same year we planted a few Magnolia sargentiana robusta and a few Magnolia mollicomata seedlings…

8th September

…white form of Hydrangea sargentiana but now the botanists strike again and Hydrangea sargentiana is now reclassified as Hydrangea aspera subsp. sargentiana. On what basis was this change made I…

6th July

…died out long ago. A larger flower than any of the newer plantings I think and less white florets around the main flower itself. Hydrangea sargentiana Hydrangea sargentiana 2016 –…