23rd December

…to fell. Rhododendron burmanicum Turkey oak 2019 – CHW First few flowers on Camellia x williamsii ‘Beatrice Michael’. Camellia x williamsii ‘Beatrice Michael’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Beatrice Michael’ A young…

7th March

…colour properly. What a colour! Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’ Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’ Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’ Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’ Rhododendron Golden Oriole var ‘Busaco’ – a hint of red in the flowers…

16th October

…once grew. Beatrice Fleur Williams christening plantation Beatrice Fleur Williams christening plantation Beatrice Fleur Williams christening plantation Beatrice Fleur Williams christening plantation Beatrice Fleur Williams christening plantation Beatrice Fleur Williams…

29th November

…a Hydrangea quercifolia. Hydrangea quercifolia Hydrangea quercifolia Hilliers suggest that this is not just Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ but ‘Cornish Snow Michael’ or ‘Michael’ (after Charlie Michael the head gardener here…

9th January

…2017 – CHW Camellia x williamsii ‘Beatrice Michael’ full out at Tin Garden but the flowers have been bruised by rain. Camellia x williamsii ‘Beatrice Michael’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Beatrice

11th March

…the much paler ‘Bishop Michael’ and where he is today? Michael used to be in Rogers Quarry but was cut down 15 years ago to make room for the Magnolia…

6th December

…full out. Camellia x williamsii ‘George Blandford’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Beatrice Michael’ coming out fast by Tin Garden. Camellia x williamsii ‘Beatrice Michael’ The quince is covered in fruits. The…

April 2018 Irish trip (Day 4)

…Congreve 12 years ago the rhodo and camellia plantings were so thick that it was obvious Michael White, the head gardener, had a battle ahead. Four years after Ambrose Congreve’s…

28th April

…appropriate when we dream it up but something for the rhodo members to enjoy anyway. Planted here in 2005. Rhododendron macabeanum Rhododendron ‘Charles Michael’ Rhododendron ‘Charles Michael’ Rhododendron ‘Charles Michael’…

14th July

…has brought a canon to add to the festivities. flag canon Buttonholes of Rhododendron maddenii and Magnolia virginiana. Buttonholes Buttonholes RJW and Beatrice. RJW and Beatrice The chief photographer gets…