27th July

…bit taller growing than our Helenium ‘Ruby Tuesday’ but one red helenium is probably enough. Helenium ‘Red Army’ Helenium ‘Red Army’ Red Admiral butterflies on buddleia flowers but the little…

31st March

…best. Michelia doltsopa Rhododendron ‘Elsie Frye’ gorgeously scented by Georges Hut. Rhododendron ‘Elsie Frye’ Rhododendron ‘Elsie Frye’ The original and pure white Magnolia cylindrica (ex Trewithen). Magnolia cylindrica Magnolia cylindrica

24th April

…Salmon’ Azalea ‘Gerards Salmon’ Another wild collected Magnolia cylindrica is equally impressive nearby. The same as the one below the Magnolia x veitchii. Magnolia cylindrica Magnolia cylindrica Stachyurus praecox ‘Magpie’…

29th March

…is a form of Magnolia x wiesneri which this is very clearly not. I wondered if it was a form or cross of Magnolia cylindrica but can find nothing in…

28th July

…emarginatum Lilium superbum Lilium superbum I have no idea what this orange-red rhododendron is but am delighted that we have layered it now. orange-red rhododendron orange-red rhododendron So “nothing” out…

26th May

…planted in 1999. Azalea ‘Royal Command’ was over a fortnight ago. Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ This very late flowering evergreen azalea in full shade below…

12th March

…floribunda var. tonkinensis A good red hybrid. Rather better than ‘Cornish Red’ and very near the original clump of Rhododendron ‘Red Admiral’. red hybrid red hybrid A newly planted (today)…

24th March

cylindrica ‘Bjuv’ Magnolia cylindrica ‘Bjuv’ Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’ with a few low down and perfectly coloured flowers. Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’ Magnolia ‘Albatross’ now full out. Magnolia ‘Albatross’ Magnolia ‘Albatross’ First…

21st March

…for the princesses’ intervention. Caerhays bred along with ‘Kew Surprise’. Magnolia campbellii ‘Princess Margaret’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Princess Margaret’ The true, original, and small growing (Trewithen) Magnolia cylindrica just coming out….

20th March

…new growth. Illicium simonsii Illicium simonsii Illicium simonsii Illicium simonsii Persea brevifolia with red new growth just starting. Persea brevifolia Debregeasia longifolia plastered in flower. A most peculiar shrub of…