12th March

…polycarpa Daphne odora ‘Rebecca’ was full out and very fine. A weak plant though and hard to grow well. Daphne odora ‘Rebecca’ Daphne odora ‘Rebecca’ Daphne odora ‘Rebecca’ Pittosporum adaphniphilloides…

19th April

…Camellia ‘Nuccio’s Gem’ First flowers finally showing colour on Magnolia ‘Daphne’. Magnolia ‘Daphne’ Magnolia ‘Daphne’ Magnolia ‘Banana Split’ now living up to its name. Magnolia ‘Banana Split’ Magnolia ‘Banana Split’…

25th February

…campbellii subsp. mollicomata ‘Lanarth’ Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ in a similar condition. Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ The Magnolia ‘Delia Williams’ on the lawn just starting to…

8th January

Daphne bholua ‘Garden House Ghost’ above the greenhouse. Daphne bholua ‘Garden House Ghost’ Daphne bholua ‘Garden House Ghost’ A Camellia reticulata above the Auklandii Garden now almost full out. Camellia…

4th February

…Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’. Camellia ‘Winton’ Fallen flowers under Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’. Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ But the plant still looks fabulous. Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ Polyspora speciosa in flower…

26th March

…laureola with berries and flower at the same time. Skimmia laureola Skimmia laureola Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ in a freestanding and exposed position. Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ Daphne bholua ‘Mary…

30th May

…‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ The Magnolia ‘Daphne’ in Kennel Close is still looking good. The others on the Main Ride are well over. Magnolia ‘Daphne’ Magnolia ‘Daphne’ Crataegus laevigata…

2nd May

Daphnephyllum macropodum on the drive which I thought was nearly dead has put on some new growth and flowers! Daphnephyllum macropodum Rhododendron ‘Assaye’ full out all over at 30-40ft tall…

17th May

…Magnolia ‘Daphne’ Magnolia ‘Daphne’ Rhododendron loderi ‘Lems Monarch’ is however a possibility. Rhododendron loderi ‘Lems Monarch’ Rhododendron loderi ‘Lems Monarch’ Laburnocytisus ‘Adamii’ is another possible starter although I loathe is…

7th March

…bholua ‘Mary Rose’ yet again! Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ New growth coming already on the old Rhododendron mucronulatum with just the odd flower left. Rhododendron mucronulatum…