27th June

…for 2017:Leucanthemum ‘Goldfinch’ Leucanthemum ‘Goldfinch’ Leucanthemum ‘Banana Cream’ – the name seems to apply more to the buds than the fully open flower unless these two are labelled the wrong…

26th April

…on ready to be planted out next spring. We seem to have ‘Fairy Cream’ and ‘Fairy White’ doing well but not ‘Blush’ or ‘Fairy Lime’ as yet. Michelia ‘Fairy Blush’…

14th April

…blog. Magnolia ‘Genie’ Magnolia ‘Woodsman’ x ‘Patriot’ is improving having fallen over and needing re-staking. Magnolia ‘Woodsman’ x ‘Patriot’ Magnolia ‘Woodsman’ x ‘Patriot’ Magnolia ‘Daybreak’ looks a little different from…

15th February

…White’ Michelia ‘Fairy Cream’ nearby is still in tight bud with rather less buds formed. Michelia ‘Fairy Cream’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Jovey Carlyon’ may get flattened later this week as…

18th May

…germanica. Mespilus germanica Mespilus germanica Tilia mexicana – planted 2011. Tilia mexicana Magnolia ‘Peaches and Cream’ – a few late flowers. Magnolia ‘Peaches and Cream’ Sorbus thompsonii with attractive silvery-purple…

2nd May

Cream’ (loderi x ?) ‘Ilam Cream’ (loderi x ?) ‘Jessica Rothschild’ (decorum x hotei) ‘Jessica Rothschild’ (decorum x hotei) On the garden tour some notable (non rhododendron) plants in this…

28th April

…section of Forty Acres Wood which was destroyed in the 1990 hurricane and replanted soon afterwards mainly with beech. bluebells Some very odd fungi in a clump. I wish I…

18th March

…this wood since clearing it some eight years ago. Magnolia ‘Theodora’ just coming out. This is one of Maurice Foster’s hybrids – Magnolia ‘Dark Shadow’ x Magnolia campbellii subsp. mollicomata….

18th September

…‘Vanille Fraise’ by the fernery and in the shade have grown well and flower late in the season. The ‘ice cream’ colours are only just starting to show on some…

19th July

…when left uncut. the house An avenue through the old garden wood and back to the house which has just been reopened. avenue avenue The largest sweet chestnut I have…