5th February

…after early showers. Camellia ‘Holfordiana’ which we were missing website pictures of. Camellia ‘Holfordiana’ Camellia ‘Holfordiana’ Iris unguicularis flowering away in the nursery. One forgets how impressive this species is….

8th April

…‘Princess Anne’ (lanceanum x keiskei) Rhododendron ‘Princess Anne’ Rhododendron ‘Princess Anne’ Lysichiton camschaticum Lysichiton camschaticum Sorbaria sorbifolia ‘Sem’ – superb double new coloured growth. Prunus ‘Royal Burgundy’ – well worth…

1st April

…breaking. A cherry tree of great merit which is a cross between Prunus incisa and Prunus speciosa. Prunus ‘Umineko’ Prunus ‘Umineko’ Prunus ‘Umineko’ Magnolia ‘Princess Margaret’ is poor. Small flowers…

18th December

…Its neighbour too which has let in more light to neighbouring plants. Its neighbour too The half fallen Magnolia ‘Princess Margaret’ has been uprighted and propped. Magnolia ‘Princess Margaret’ Magnolia…

1st October

…clear split at the graft at ground level so it may well be ‘curtains’ anyway. Magnolia ‘Princess Margaret’ Magnolia ‘Princess Margaret’ Schefflera pauciflora with now ripe seeds which Asia ought…

20th March

…young Magnolia ‘Princess Margaret’ is not too bad but smaller flowers than the older plant which is more sheltered. Magnolia ‘Princess Margaret’ Magnolia ‘Princess Margaret’ Magnolia ‘Crystal Chalice’ is just…

17th March

…Short lifespans these dwarf rhodos have in our climate. Rhododendron ‘Yaku Princess’ Rhododendron ‘Yaku Princess’ A young Camellia ‘Quintessence’ has its first few flowers (Camellia japonica x Camellia lutchuensis). Camellia…

14th March

…Magnolia campbellii ‘Princess Margaret’. Magnolia campbellii ‘Princess Margaret’ A really good Magnolia ‘Sweetheart’. Magnolia ‘Sweetheart’ Our magnolia exhibit Our magnolia exhibit Our magnolia exhibit Our magnolia exhibit We had put…

13th March

…better than on C. fraterna. Some flowers are more double than others. Camellia ‘Tiny Princess’ Camellia ‘Tiny Princess’ So what conclusions and excitements can we glean from the magnolia season…

15th April

…‘Crystal Chalice’ Magnolia ‘Crystal Chalice’ Magnolia ‘Crystal Chalice’ Magnolia ‘Raspberry Fun’ Magnolia ‘Raspberry Fun’ Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ – what a colour! Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Princess Margaret’…