12th April

white? We will see in a few days. Magnolia (Michelia) laevifolia x M. figo ‘White Caviar’ Rhododendron magnificum on the label but these huge flowers should be pink if it…

24th June

…having a secondary flush after the recent rains. The flowers are within the plant and not standing proud to it as is normal. Cornus ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’ Cornus ‘Eddie’s White

6th April

…pheasant laid an egg in a pot containing a Daphne bholua outside the front door early this morning. No wonder they are such hopeless mothers laying randomly like this rather…

6th May

…business interruption policies which clearly do cover COVID, makes one wonder. The policy wording seems crystal clear and I assume the courts will uphold any challenge from policy holders. Why…

28th April

…the nursery today: Ribes speciosum Ribes speciosum Telopea ‘Shady Lady White’ Telopea ‘Shady Lady White’ Calothamnus quadrifidus – first flowers ever with us on the ‘one sided bottlebrush’. Calothamnus quadrifidus…

16th March

…registered with the RHS or the Magnolia Society international. Magnolia ‘Delia Williams’, Magnolia ‘Burncoose White’ – a form of mollicomata that is almost white growing above the tennis court at…

13th March

…Shan’ is a good white with just a hint of pink perhaps at the base but I wonder if this is what Burncoose is selling as Magnolia ‘Snow White’. Very…

2nd April

…‘White House Farm’ with enormous female catkins forming but not yet ripe. Betula luminifera ‘White House Farm’ Yet another Pinus radiata blows over in the wind despite proper staking. How…

4th April

…tree has just hit it. white Rhododendron arboreum white Rhododendron arboreum white Rhododendron arboreum white Rhododendron arboreum Betula albosinensis ‘Bowling Green’ in Penvergate has enormous catkins of tiny flowers. This…

1st April

…pink forms of Rhododendron siderophyllum have ridden the frost well in several places. White and pink forms of Rhododendron siderophyllum White and pink forms of Rhododendron siderophyllum Another rhododendron species…