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…

19th December

…leaves. A hint of pink on a few of the petals. The ‘Michael’ refers to Charles Michael who bred this cross and was Head Gardener here until 1955, (C. cuspidata…

17th December

…Snow Michael’ Camellia ‘Cornish Snow Michael’ One of our young Magnolia caveanas in a totally sheltered and secluded spot has leapt ahead four to five years on from planting and…

10th March

…low down and a good colour. Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’ Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’ I cannot resist more pictures of Magnolia sprengeri ‘Dusty Pink’. Magnolia sprengeri ‘Dusty Pink’ Magnolia sprengeri ‘Dusty Pink’…

18th March

…Umbellularia californica and lying on its side as a plant (Asia to note please for propagation). Rhododendron ‘Crossbill’ Rhododendron ‘Crossbill’ Got the light right to photograph Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’ together…

6th March

…Isla Rose Plantation and above the greenhouse. Tender oddments and summer flowering shrubs for the drive / White Stiles. Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’ just out in Rogers Quarry. Much later into…

30th April

…Rhododendron veitchianum ‘Cubbitti Group’ and Rhododendron ‘Michael’s Pride’ out side by side outside the front gate. Rhododendron veitchianum ‘Cubbitti Group’ Rhododendron ‘Michael’s Pride’ at its best. Rhododendron ‘Michael’s Pride’ Rhododendron…

27th April

…Jim Gardiner (letter from the president attached). CHW receives the RHS Jim Gardiner Magnolia Cup Michael received the RHS Lionel de Rothschild challenge cup for the display of any six…

4th March

…tree. Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’ Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’ Magnolia campbellii alba seedling with the huge flowers. Magnolia campbellii alba seedling Magnolia campbellii alba seedling Magnolia campbellii alba seedling Magnolia campbellii alba…

24th April

…perfect for Chelsea. Rhododendron ‘Michael’s Pride Rhododendron ‘Michael’s Pride Rhododendron ‘Princess Alice’ nearly over by the main quarry. A much dwarfer scented variety Rhododendron ‘Princess Alice’ Rhododendron ‘Princess Alice’ Rhododendron…