4th May

…Magnolia ‘Banana Split’. Magnolia ‘Banana Split’ Paulownia kawakamii is still sparse flowering but what interesting flower colours in the trumpet. Paulownia kawakamii Paulownia kawakamii Paulownia kawakamii Sorbaronia ‘Likjornaja’ is an…

28th May

…The last owner to bear this name. The collection of tender ferns, palms, bananas and agave etc gives Tresco a run for its money in and above an extremely sheltered…

20th December

…An equally enormous Encephalartos lebomboensis with a flower cone Encephalartos lebomboensis Encephalartos lebomboensis A 10 foot tall banana A 10 foot tall banana Encephalartos ferox Encephalartos ferox Encephalartos ferox Encephalartos…

6th April

…Magnolia ‘Banana Split’. Magnolia ‘Banana Split’ Magnolia ‘Sunset Swirl’ full out too and very good now. Magnolia ‘Sunset Swirl’ Magnolia ‘Sunset Swirl’ Magnolia ‘Sunset Swirl’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Lucy Carlson’…

12th April

…Aesculus assamica Magnolia ‘Banana Split’ is now properly out. Magnolia ‘Banana Split’ Prunus incisa is now a splendid show. Planted in 2010 and already 12-15ft. Prunus incisa Prunus incisa Prunus…

29th July

…looked interesting and new but no flowers now. Ceanothus ‘Tuxedo’ A wall of nasturtiums was superb. nasturtiums Penstemon ‘Strawberries and Cream’ – better than some varieties on our website. Penstemon…

15th February

…nursery purchase. Michelia ‘Fairy White’ Michelia ‘Fairy Cream’ nearby is still in tight bud with rather less buds formed. Michelia ‘Fairy Cream’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Jovey Carlyon’ may get flattened…

28th March

…to cream. Magnolia ‘Sunburst’ Magnolia ‘Sunburst’ The two mature pink forms of Magnolia x veitchii are gorgeous against a blue sky. Magnolia x veitchii Magnolia x veitchii The best Rhododendron…

2nd May

…1939) ‘Gibraltar Bastion’ (‘Bibbani’ x elliottii 1939) ‘Ayesha’ (discolor x arboreum 1926) ‘Ayesha’ (discolor x arboreum 1926) ‘Ilam Cream’ (loderi x ?) ‘Ilam Cream’ (loderi x ?) ‘Jessica Rothschild’ (decorum…

26th April

…weeks. Michelia ‘Fairy Blush’ in the greenhouse frames. Just potted on ready to be planted out next spring. We seem to have ‘Fairy Cream’ and ‘Fairy White’ doing well but…