2nd January

…Rhododendron sinogrande has been flattened but it just missed Persea japonica in the foreground (three ‘japonicas’ in two days!). silver fir silver fir silver fir Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ just starting…

28th March

…seen on bought in magnolias named this. I think we have the correct plant but have not yet seen it perform properly. Magnolia ‘Black Swan’ Magnolia ‘Black Swan’ Magnolia ‘Anne…

24th May

…by the theme of the centenary as well as the stand and given both Burncoose and Millais gold medals, while the group got a silver gilt medal for their stand….

5th April

…no catkins. Betula utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ 2018 – CHW To Belvoir Castle to plan…

23rd March

…M. maudiae on Friday?). seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Rhododendron kendrickii nearly over just below the three…

5th August

…conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’ with, as usual, exceptional secondary new growth which is pink and white becoming mottled green and white. Acer x conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’ Acer x conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’…

8th April

…‘Silver King’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver King’ Quercus monimotricha which Asia has cleverly grown from cuttings. Drooping silvery new growth on tall erect shoots. Quercus monimotricha Quercus monimotricha First flowers on…

3rd October

…Burncoose with Rob Toy in front of it. No flowers or berries to be seen! Ilex mutchagara We saw Acer ‘Silver Cardinal’ (formerly x conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’) with seed heads…

6th May

…‘Jermyns’ Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Jermyns’ Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Jermyns’ Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ An…

13th March

…doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ Then we get to three original michelia plants above the greenhouse which used to have lead labels and collectors’…