5th March

…Collins Magnolia ‘Sweet Valentine’ just showing nicely as the small tree matures. Magnolia ‘Sweet Valentine’ Magnolia ‘Sweet Valentine’ Magnolia sargentiana ‘Blood Moon’ – the first flower on this young plant…

26th March

…fine tree visible from the castle lawn. Magnolia ‘Sweet Merlot’ Magnolia ‘Sweet Merlot’ Magnolia ‘Sweet Merlot’ 2019 – CHW A trip to the greenhouses to see what new is out.The…

18th March

…really rather splendid. Another new variety from Stervinou. Camellia ‘Sweet Jane’ Camellia ‘Sweet Jane’ Camellia ‘Sweet Jane’ 2020 – CHW Another cry off from the forthcoming gardening weekend by Maurice…

13th April

…Green Gate. Flowers are getting larger with maturity. Magnolia ‘Sweet Valentine’ Magnolia ‘Sweet Valentine’ Prunus ichiyo (syn ‘Pink Champagne’) is very good also by the cash point. Prunus ichiyo (syn…

27th February

…older magnolias which were out there. We do not have any of the new sweet chestnut disease but a few older sweet chestnuts may have minor Phytophthora ramorum infection in…

11th March

…in Old Park. Some felled, some with just dead branches removed. All under a statutory felling order. sweet chestnuts sweet chestnuts One forgets what a frost pocket Old Park is…

6th March

…Magnolia campbellii ‘Valentine’s Torch’ with the yellow glow just really on the opening bud. Many more flowers here than ever before and a real show today. Magnolia campbellii ‘Valentine’s Torch’…

7th March

…you see opened flat here now. Well worth propagating! Camellia reticulata ‘Valentine Day’ Camellia reticulata ‘Valentine Day’ Camellia reticulata ‘Valentine Day’ Magnolia ‘F J Williams’ still has buds just coming…

1st August

…are not exactly over flowering this year. layered his sweet peas layered his sweet peas layered his sweet peas Pear ‘Merton Pride’ was producing a big crop and Will had…

15th February

…Pieris ‘Valley Valentine’ Pieris ‘Valley Valentine’ First flower out on a 2015 planted Michelia ‘Fairy White’. Plenty of bud to come on such an immature plant. Excellent value as a…