21st June

…Styrax japonicus ‘Farges Belle’ Styrax japonicus ‘Farges Belle’ Styrax japonicus ‘Farges Belle’ Styrax japonicus ‘Farges Belle’ This is easily the best Rhododendron maddenii which we have here with the largest…

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…

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…

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…

7th October

…never open properly and are near white. Disgusting. Magnolia Caerhays Belle Magnolia Caerhays Belle Magnolia Caerhays Belle Nearby is Magnolia ‘Yakeo’ with a rather decent second flowering which is arguably…

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…

7th February

…the arch beyond ‘Caerhays Belle’. 2019 – CHW First flower out on Magnolia ‘F J Williams’ on a drizzly afternoon in the Auklandii Garden. Magnolia ‘F J Williams’ Plenty of…

16th February

…a perfect example. Just look at how variable the different flowers are in size and colour. Camellia ‘Memphis Belle’ Camellia ‘Memphis Belle’ Camellia ‘Memphis Belle’ Camellia ‘Memphis Belle’ Magnolia campbellii…