12th May

…out for Chelsea and put aside in quantity. Calceolaria ‘Camden Hero’ Calceolaria ‘Camden Hero’ Salvia officinalis ‘Albiflora’ is however too far out to go. Take off the pile to be…

7th May

…on magnolias by Andrew Bunting. It shows a Magnolia officinalis var biloba with bright red flowers. The Wisley plant we saw had large and very pale creamy flowers. Ours in…

8th October

…– there is one in Kennel Close and one above Crinodendron Hedge) Styrax hemsleyanus (above Crino Hedge in new planting) Styrax officinalis (above Crino Hedge in new planting – one…

22nd June

…be Styrax officinalis which grows rather taller; twice the size in fact.A new Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ has its first three flowers where we can see them unlike the main 1991…

23rd June

…obassia and S. wuyuanensis. S. shiranus and S. officinalis are too small here as yet to see if they qualify or not but I suspect that shiranus is a ‘hider’…

3rd April

…Magnolia officinalis biloba is still in bud but about to flower well. The buds have an almost black indumentum covering and stand proud to the upright stems. M. mollicomata ‘Sidbury’…

28th October

…Decorum or its hybrids. Mag officinalis fell down on 26th behind big Fastuosum Bamboo 51 ½ ft high. Very bad storms. Camellia sasanqua very nice. 1939 JCW Been very dry…

12th July

…sylvatica Stachys sylvatica Stachys sylvatica I had guessed that this was a Stachys or a Lamium species but, as ever, this is a whole new botanical subject. Stachys officinalis or…

25th August

…has two enormous seed pods which Asia will need to watch and gather when ripe. We must also keep an eye out for seeds on Magnolia officinalis var biloba in…

1st July

…japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’ Magnolia obovata ‘Pink Flush’ is quite like Magnolia officinalis biloba but flowering three months later. Really pink on the outside of the tepals in bud too. I…