1st April

…sprays for a Dutch contract but I guess it is 10 years now. Camellia x williamsii ‘Brigadoon’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Brigadoon’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Brigadoon’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Brigadoon’ Berberis…

7th February

…Camellia x williamsii ‘Brigadoon’ on the Main Ride. Camellia x williamsii ‘Brigadoon’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Brigadoon’ The insipid coloured Magnolia campbellii by Tin Garden is now nearly full out in…

19th April

…has one flower left – a pretty decent one! Camellia reticulata ‘Miss Tulare’ A carpet of flowers under the hedgerow of Camellia ‘Brigadoon’. Camellia ‘Brigadoon’ Rhododendron davidsonianum now full out….

21st April

…Acer shirasawanum ‘Aureum’ Fallen flowers of Camellia ‘Brigadoon’ and Rhododendron desquamatum. The former has been in flower for months but the latter only about 10 days. Camellia ‘Brigadoon’ and Rhododendron…

13th March

…Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ Corylopsis spicata and Camellia x williamsii ‘Brigadoon’. Corylopsis spicata and Camellia x williamsii ‘Brigadoon’ Magnolia ‘Philip Tregunna’ in the distance. The best magnolia today in the garden…

15th February

…Camellia x williamsii ‘Brigadoon’. Camellia x williamsii ‘Brigadoon’ I suspect this is not nearly pink enough to be labelled as Pieris ‘Valley Valentine’ (which it is) but quite nice today….

20th February

…Magnolia campbellii is now out and not too bad now despite everything. Magnolia campbellii Camellia x williamsii ‘Brigadoon’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Brigadoon’ Buds nearly ready to burst on Rhododendron cilpinense….

31st January

…out and quite a picture from afar. Ten to twelve weeks earlier than normal. Michelia doltsopa Camellia x williamsii ‘Brigadoon’ has one perfect flower on the main ride by the…

9th March

…Valentine’ First Prize Camelia ‘Pink Icicle’ Podocarpus x ‘Orangeade’ Magnolia sargentiana robusta x sprengeri ‘Diva’ Second Prize Pieris japonica ‘Forrest Flame’, Erica arborea & Azara microphylla Camellia ‘Brigadoon’ First Prize…

28th March

…was raised in New Zealand. One of the best dozen x williamsii varieties I think and well up with Debbie, Brigadoon, Anticipation etc. Parrotia persica has a most extraordinary branch…