20th April

…Magnolia ‘Honeybelle’ Magnolia ‘Honeybelle’ A group of three Rhododendron aberconwayi performing nicely. Slow growing. Rhododendron aberconwayi Rhododendron aberconwayi Magnolia ‘Hot Flash’ is improving with age (now 17) too. Magnolia ‘Hot…

8th March

…fully out. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ 2016 – CHW Around the garden with John (Williams) after meetings at Tregaire and Newton about major building works on four derelict…

14th April

…pretty similar! This must be a mislabelled plant. Magnolia ‘Daybreak’ Magnolia ‘Daybreak’ Then we come to a much larger labelled plant of (supposedly) Magnolia ‘Peachy’ below Slip Rail planted in…

16th February

Belle’ Camellia ‘Memphis Belle’ Camellia ‘Memphis Belle’ Camellia ‘Memphis Belle’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ just coming out and what a colour. Words fail me to describe it so I guess the…

7th October

…Disgusting. Magnolia Caerhays Belle Magnolia Caerhays Belle Magnolia Caerhays Belle Nearby is Magnolia ‘Yakeo’ with a rather decent second flowering which is arguably better than the spring effort. Quite a…

5th April

…to me anyway. Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’ The first magnolia which we planted at Belvoir as a present to Her Grace, Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ just about to come out. Perhaps…

30th April

…would have been a show stopper! Furry indumentum on the new growth too which is more sinensis than wilsonii. Magnolia ‘Jersey Belle’ Magnolia ‘Jersey Belle’ Magnolia ‘Jersey Belle’ What a…

1st March

normal and quite possibly a record. The younger plants in the garden are already further advanced than this. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ This is an, as yet, unnamed…

6th July

…raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ This Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ is one of three which got hit by cold wind or frost just as the leaves emerged. There…

5th February

…now reached its zenith after it started on 2nd January. View through the arch Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ has the first few flowers out by the arch. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ Magnolia…