13th April

Gem’ came from Kevin Hughes’ Plants. It is beautifully scented with not a ‘normal’ magnolia smell – better than that! Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ Magnolia ‘Yellow Bird’ is…

23rd March

…Hughes Plants) first flowering. Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ Magnolia ‘Yellow Bird’ just starting. Magnolia ‘Yellow Bird’ The Magnolia veitchiis stand out behind the castle. Magnolia veitchiis Campbell Clarke…

27th March

…is Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’. Fairly crappy flower but gorgeous scent. Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ Magnolia ‘Golden Gala’ just coming out but a few days from its best. Magnolia…

8th December

…show with its trailing branches. Styrax japonicus ‘Pendulus’ Styrax japonicus ‘Pendulus’ Styrax japonicus ‘Pendulus’ First flowers on the elderly Camellia x williamsii ‘George Blandford’ a bit battered by wind and…

19th April

…Rail. It will change colour radically when it is full out. Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Evamaria’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Evamaria’ New growth on Aesculus x arnoldiana planted last month. Aesculus x…

24th April

…Stachyurus praecox ‘Magpie’ Stachyurus praecox ‘Magpie’ Stachyurus praecox ‘Magpie’ Azalea stenopetalum ‘Linearifolium’ is quite variable as to colour and the divisions in the flower. This one is in the car…

25th May

…of RCMG Stand BBC Coverage of RCMG Stand 2015 – CHW Azalea ‘Arneson’s Gem’ Azalea ‘Arneson’s Gem’ The plan is unnamed deciduous azaleas on the drive but Jaimie suggests I…

31st May

…Ilex yunnanensis Styrax japonicus ‘Fargesii’ with few flowers and just a few now out. Styrax japonicus ‘Fargesii’ Styrax formosanus var. formosanus is far less plastered in flower than last year….

10th May

…obovata ‘Pink Flush’ in bud and already scented. Magnolia obovata ‘Pink Flush’ Magnolia x wieseneri now full out. Magnolia x wieseneri Magnolia x wieseneri Aesculus hippocastanum ‘Baumannii’ now full out….

9th June

…of bees. Unusual bark too. Styrax wuyuanensis Styrax wuyuanensis Styrax wuyuanensis Styrax wuyuanensis Styrax wuyuanensis b) Styrax japonicus ‘Fargesii’ is only just out. The numbers of flowers in each cluster…