10th April

…the drive. Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ just coming out. One of several but this one largely unblemished. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ By popular request from Rod White here…

7th May

Merril’ is modest by comparison to other yellows. Magnolia ‘Maxine Merril’ Rhododendron kiusianum with the nice darker stripe in its clustered flowers. One to remember to propagate. Rhododendron kiusianum Rhododendron…

15th April

…Fun’ Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ – what a colour! Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Princess Margaret’ Magnolia ‘Princess Margaret’ 2017 – CHW Clearance work Tree fern trunk Clearance work…

27th May

…drive to enjoy – perhaps. Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ still in flower – its reputation for a lengthy flowering season even in hot weather is well deserved. Magnolia Margaret Helen Magnolia…

17th December

…2020 – CHW Reevesia sinica with still tenderish secondary new growth at the top. Now 6-8ft tall. Reevesia sinica Despite trimming some lower branches a Magnolia ‘Princess Margaret’ has nearly…

9th April

…sprays class from Caerhays (which won first and a cup or two). Magnolia ‘Solar Flair’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ – in the three sprays class from Caerhays. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’…

9th January

…China and gifted (as a plant) to us by Margaret Miles in 2018. Quercus chapensis Quercus chapensis A new species of unnamed Eriobotrya from N. Vietnam – also a gift…

6th May

…Magnolia ‘Daphne’ and Rhododendron ‘Damaris’. Rhododendron bahuiniflorum The new growth on Quercus chapensis from seed grown by Margaret Miles from a conference in China in 2015. Gorgeous reddish-black new growth….

27th March

…Clearly it is not! Perhaps a ‘Charles Raffil’ or a ‘Princess Margaret’. I think the original plant died and was replaced but the label has vanished. magnolia which on the…

18th October

…away in shelter is Quercus chapensis which was a gift from Margaret Miles. Older leaves different in shape to the younger ones. Seed from Korea I think I remember. Clearly…