21st February

…Polyspora longicarpus The other old Magnolia campbellii near Tin Garden is now full out. A dull whitish colour. Magnolia campbellii Magnolia mollicomata ‘Werrington’ is coming out in Kennel Close. Dramatically…

1st September

…juicy and ripe soon on this very rare plant. Vaccinum urceolatum Vaccinum urceolatum Rhododendron aperanthum has survived for 100 years at Werrington and is still only 4-5ft tall there. This…

9th February

…which are unformed and yellowish. Magnolia ‘Purple Dream’ x ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Purple Dream’ x ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia mollicomata ‘Werrington’ similarly afflicted. Magnolia mollicomata ‘Werrington’ Magnolia petals from the pale…

22nd October

…‘Fukuja’ Magnolia ‘Pink Charm’ Magnolia ‘Purple Eye’ Magnolia ‘Purple Star’ Magnolia ‘Sentinel’ Magnolia ‘Sybille’ magnolias from Magnoliastore This pyrus originated from Werrington. Its flowers have a vile smell which it…

3rd April

…are not all open yet. The cherries (double) are starting. Mountain forms of Rhodo at W (Werrington) two days ago were wonderful. Red and white Auklandii’s are very good. 1916…

1st April

…with their children Mia and Alfie. Tom and Fia will move into Werrington in the next year. A few gardening tips perhaps for management of the Chinese Garden at Werrington

8th May

…been uncertain if this is Malus transitoria. It came as a seedling from Werrington and there are two or three at Burncoose. We have examined this puzzle before but I…

6th May

…as Betula albosinensis ‘Bowling Green’ and ‘Chinese Garden’ (the two Werrington wild collected original ferns) or, indeed, the newly named ‘China Ruby’. I have featured the Werrington plants now growing…

1st May

…of the Chinese garden at Werrington. Rhododendron ‘Temple Belle’ Magnolia ‘Hot Flush’ as good as I have ever seen it in flower. Magnolia ‘Hot Flush’ Rhododendron aberconwayi just out. Rhododendron…

18th March

…pictures with Karol.At the end of Bond Street are two good Betula albosinensis ‘Bowling Green’. This is a graft from the original at Werrington on the bowling green which also…