13th March

…reasonably well particularly lower down. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ First flowers on Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ outside the back yard. Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ The beech…

3rd March

…‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ is now full out too. What an impressive plant this is! Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Big Dude’ (US bred)…

23rd February

…from same seedpod) of Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ sister seedling (ie from same seedpod) of Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Another sister seedling to M. ‘Caerhays Splendour’ resides by the gate into White…

20th February

…crossed seedling. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Work now complete on cutting up the huge beech tree which fell just above the garden entrance. A remarkably neat and tidy…

4th March

…‘Mr Julian’ Magnolia ‘Mr Julian’ The original Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ at its peak today. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia…

19th March

…anyway and rather adds to the confusion rather than resolving it. Such are experts and what fun we all had. 2015 – CHW MAGNOLIA ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Jaimie’s Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’…

8th March

…‘Caerhays Splendour’ resides on the drive. It is a small flowered imitation of the real thing but not too bad really. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Leaf on a…

21st April

…planting starting to leaf up and flower. Tin Garden Rhododendron davidsonianum ‘Caerhays Pink Form’ getting going as young plants. Rhododendron davidsonianum ‘Caerhays Pink Form’ Rhododendron davidsonianum ‘Caerhays Pink Form’ The…

7th March

…tree. Not as dark or as large a flower as in earlier years but still impressive. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Ilex perado…

Contributors to the Garden Diary

The Caerhays Garden Diary has been contributed to by four people. For more history of the Caerhays Estate, Caerhays Castle Gardens and the contributors themselves please view the Caerhays website…