19th February

…really nice camellias towards the Top Lodge: Camellia ‘Desire’ ‘Desire’ Camellia ‘Mary-Phoebe Taylor’ ‘Mary-Phoebe Taylor’ Camellia ‘Spring Festival’ Camellia ‘Spring Festival’ ‘Spring Festival’ Opposite them is an ancient clump of…

8th April

…Camellia sasanqua ‘Sweet Jane’ – likewise. Camellia sasanqua ‘Sweet Jane’ Camellia ‘Spring Festival’ – ditto. Camellia ‘Spring Festival’ Camellia ‘Spring Mist’ Camellia ‘Spring Mist’ Prunus maakii ‘Amber Beauty’ – glorious…

16th March

…white with a hint of pink really (Magnolia x soulangeana ‘Lennei Alba’ x Magnolia x veitchii). Magnolia ‘Spring Rite’ Magnolia ‘Spring Rite’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ is however exceptional as we…

27th January

…sericea Neolitsea sericea Camellia ‘Cornish Spring’ a bit frosted but plenty of buds to come. A Tregrehan hybrid of great merit. Camellia ‘Cornish Spring’ Camellia ‘Cornish Spring’ Camellia ‘Cornish Spring’…

23rd February

…by nightfall. prerecording for next week’s ‘spring has sprung’ announcement prerecording for next week’s ‘spring has sprung’ announcement prerecording for next week’s ‘spring has sprung’ announcement prerecording for next week’s…

19th May

…it will hopefully open more fully. Azalea ‘Purple Splendour’ Azalea ‘Purple Splendour’ The Echium pininana on the lawn photographed after the winter gales looked black and nearly dead – today…

27th March

…nitida Magnolia nitida Magnolia ‘Angelica’ – second flowering. Magnolia ‘Angelica’ Magnolia ‘Angelica’ Magnolia ‘Spring Rite’ Magnolia ‘Spring Rite’ Magnolia ‘Spring Rite’ Magnolia ‘Paul Cook’ – third year of flowering –…

2nd April

…‘Hot Pants’!] Magnolia ‘Hot Pants’ Magnolia ‘Spring Rite’ Magnolia ‘Spring Rite’ Magnolia ‘Spring Rite’ Magnolia ‘Paul Cook’ Magnolia ‘Paul Cook’ Magnolia ‘Paul Cook’ Magnolia kobus ‘Octopus’ Magnolia kobus ‘Octopus’ Magnolia…

4th September

…kwangtungensis Sycoparrotia ‘Purple Haze’ just turning. Sycoparrotia ‘Purple Haze’ Sycoparrotia ‘Purple Haze’ Diospyros lotus laden with fruit in a pot in the nursery. I have not seen this before. Diospyros…

4th March

…to give more late spring colour to Old Park. deciduous azaleas deciduous azaleas Bergenia ciliata (?) just coming into flower by the front door. Bergenia ciliata I did not stop…