15th April

…Most of it blown over in early March. taking down an old beech tree taking down an old beech tree taking down an old beech tree taking down an old…

29th May

kingiana (formerly Ilex insignis). Ilex kingiana Ilex kingiana The other two have been identified as Ilex latifolia but bear no resemblance at all to the young plant. Leaves much smaller…

11th April

…the public but we have planted others. Magnolia x loebneri ‘Mags Pirouette’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Mags Pirouette’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Mags Pirouette’ Magnolia ‘Crimson Stipple’ unexciting and not very ‘crimson’…

10th March

…soulangeana ‘Lennei Alba’ x Magnolia x veitchii) – Gresham Hybrid Magnolia ‘Crimson Stipple’ Magnolia ‘Crimson Stipple’ Magnolia ‘Eleanor May’ (Magnolia mollicomata ‘Lanarth’ x Magnolia x soulangeana) Magnolia ‘Eleanor May’ Magnolia…

15th May

…‘Crimson Cloud’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Ceanothus thrysiflorus ‘Snow Showers’ making good headway in the Isla Rose Plantation. Ceanothus thrysiflorus ‘Snow Showers’ Ceanothus thrysiflorus ‘Snow Showers’ Ceanothus thrysiflorus ‘Snow Showers’…

20th March

…a leggy habit which makes staking difficult and are very fussy about soil and shelter not to mention their attraction to deer. We see: Camellia reticulata ‘Crimson Robe’ Camellia reticulata…

27th March

…is a semi double white with crimson flecking which might be the one on the Veitch lists called Camellia ‘Duchess d’Orleans’ (today known as ‘Bella Romana’). That is only a…

5th October

…this in the Burncoose catalogue. Malus ‘Jelly King’ Malus ‘Jelly King’ Photinio villosa var. coreana now has massed ripe fruits. We saw the other two forms of P. villosa with…

25th September

…Sorbus ‘Golden Wonder’ is the largest of the three but has no fruits at all this year. Sorbus ‘Pearly King’ Sorbus ‘Pearly King’ Sorbus ‘Pearly King’ Another Magnolia ‘March-till-Frost’ full…

29th April

…breakfasting. Isla Rose Rhododendron aberconwayi full out. Rhododendron aberconwayi Rhododendron aberconwayi Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ just appearing. Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ Magnolia ‘Hot Flush’ earning its name. Magnolia ‘Hot Flush’…