23rd September

…on any of our several young trees or the record tree at Tregullow gardens. I should ask James Williams. Saxegothaea conspicua Saxegothaea conspicua Malus yunnanensis var. veitchii with one crab-apple…

17th September

…x veitchii. Wonderful autumn tints and an exceptional growth rate over the last two years from when I purchased it at huge cost at the Tregrehan rare plant fair. Parastyrax…

19th January

…Magnolia veitchii and Magnolia campbellii still have quite a lot of leaf left even in this exposed spot. M campbellii will be out in three to four weeks with no…

29th February

…colour. Second time it has flowered here. Older plant on Bond Street. Magnolia ‘Red Lion’ Magnolia ‘Red Lion’ Magnolia x veitchii (graft from Caerhays originals) looks spot on but a…

10th January

…out directly under the Magnolia x veitchii. Still nothing out on the plant by the front door which is unusual. Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ Rhododendron kiysosumense (related to…

14th February

…winds. It is a 1985 Tina Durio cross named after Sir Peter Smithers. Judging by the parentage listed (soulangeana x veitchii) I cannot really see how this plant is in…

6th April

…four years on from planting. Phillyrea latifolia Phillyrea latifolia Rhododendron monstroseanum full out. Rhododendron monstroseanum Rhododendron monstroseanum Magnolia veitchii ‘Isca’ above the back yard. Magnolia veitchii ‘Isca’ First swallows and…

1st February

…hybrid between Magnolia soulangeana ‘Rustica Rubra’ and Magnolia x veitchii. Clearly blown open early but it is still a rather dull and turgid colour with x veitchii colouring but more…

25th March

…azaleas and rhododendron species in the Ririei Opening. Ririei Opening The two Magnolia x veitchii ‘Peter Veitch’ at their absolute best. Magnolia x veitchii ‘Peter Veitch’ Magnolia sprengeri var. sprengeri…

15th December

…wonderful yellowish-white edges. Ilex aquifolium ‘Golden van Tol’ Ilex aquifolium ‘Golden van Tol’ 2017 – CHW Gaultheria procumbens still with good clusters of red berries. Gaultheria procumbens Skimmia japonica ‘Veitchii’…