5th May

…Absolutely wonderful and the best thing in the garden today. Meliosma alba Meliosma alba Meliosma alba Meliosma alba Jim and Alison Gardiner were with the tour. This is Jim’s ‘Gardiner…

21st February

…quite a good new one too. Camellia ‘Look Away’ A few high up flowers on Magnolia campbellii Alba Group. This one of New Zealand origin. Magnolia campbellii Alba Group 2018…

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…

13th March

…Magnolia campbellii alba seedling on 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…

1st April

…very campbellii alba shape. Magnolia campbellii Alba seedling Magnolia campbellii Alba seedling Magnolia ‘Kews Surprise’ with M campbellii alba seedlings behind it is similarly drab today but what a setting!…

28th November

…lead labels so attractive is difficult to say. The individual labels were laboriously stamped letter by letter into the lead. Today this plant would be called Camellia ‘Mathotiana’ (‘Mathotiana Rubra’)….

7th May

…Camellia mathotianaAlba’. Another Chelsea feature over. Camellia mathotianaAlba’ 2017 – CHW Some gentle rain over the weekend but not enough!Fagus sylvatica ‘Aurea Pendula’ glowing with its new leaves….

28th June

…‘Mathotiana Alba’. Camellia ‘Mathotiana Alba’ The second flower on Magnolia sapaensis (I have been spelling it incorrectly) is now just out. The first one is very rounded when full out…

18th May

…hybrid perhaps? Rhododendron ‘Barnaby’ Camellia mathotianaAlba’ still has plenty of flower. Surprising how many japonica camellias still have a good show but none of them would cut for Chelsea…

11th March

…‘Grandiflora Alba’ Camellia ‘Grandiflora Alba’ Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ still with a good new show of flowers. Again this started flowering in December. Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ First flowers…