13th March

…the drive are suddenly full out and drooping down to enchant passing visitors. Magnolia campbellii alba seedling Magnolia campbellii alba seedling Magnolia campbellii alba seedling This errant deciduous azalea is…

17th May

…years. A few nice flowers still but too far out. Camellia ‘Mathotiana Alba’ Camellia ‘Mathotiana Alba’ Magnolia ‘Daphne’; this one growing in the shade looked ‘good to cut and go’…

10th November

…with slightly drooping branches. Camellia sasanqua ‘Alba’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Alba’ The first pink sasanqua to come out looks really good alongside the white. The first pink sasanqua Further along the…

4th April

…garden wall beside Giddle Orchard. repaired kitchen garden wall Camellia ‘Grandiflora Alba’ now full out and good even after Sunday night’s heavy rain. Camellia ‘Grandiflora Alba’ Camellia ‘Grandiflora Alba’ Another…

31st March

…Magnolia campbellii alba seedling from main ride. Magnolia campbelli alba seedling Probably Atlas wins today in terms of height but not today in terms of width. Over Easter I will…

3rd May

…Fuchsia magellanica ‘Alba’ had flowers at Christmas on a leafless bush. First flush of flower again now. Fuchsia magellanica ‘Alba’ Fuchsia magellanica ‘Alba’ Two of the four new species of…

11th March

…and true Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ between showers. Now full out. Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ Early flowers out on Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’. Perhaps a fortnight before expected most years. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’…

7th December

…and some the more conventional green with white edging. Hoheria populnea ‘Alba Variegata’ Hoheria populnea ‘Alba Variegata’ Hoheria populnea ‘Alba Variegata’ Hoheria populnea ‘Alba Variegata’ The Camellia x williamsii ‘St…

18th March

…sends me three pictures from his garden in Kent. Magnolia sargentiana robusta (Caerhays Dark Form), Magnolia ‘Philip Tregunna’ and Magnolia campbellii ‘Trelissick Alba’. Magnolia campbellii ‘Trelissick Alba’ Magnolia sargentiana robusta…

8th August

…– CHW Overhanging our garden is Acacia dealbata loaded with ripe seeds. They hang down in tassels like sophora seeds. Acacia dealbata Acacia dealbata One of those big leaved hebes…