New page added. Will feature video clips of plants and places. Formatted to 1080, mp4. Edited on iMovie which was a challenge formatting and importing. Tried importing the file onto the webpage but it proved unsatisfactory so settled with the youtube link.
Some years ago the garden suffered terrible flood damage and is slowly being brought back to life. From what I understand everything was washed away except for the palms and boulders!
All photos taken on the same day with an iPhone. material collected from the ground.
M. campbellii var. Mollicomata.
Magnolia campbellii - some background information...
Photo below - flowers collected for colour comparison - Abbotsbury gardens Dorset
Photo below -
Abbotsbury Gardens (himalaya glade) these two Magnolias are in flower right now. The one on the right is labelled Magnolia "Charles Raffill" the left "Hawk". I think these two labels are the wrong way round.
Pinus devoniana and Pinus montezumae are very closely related and difficult to distinguish - shown here are the two species together in detail - needles - winter bud - twig detail - new growth. Unfortunately no cone shots and they were cultivated plants. Montezumae can have bluer needles (the upper one is montezumae).
Ian Watt is a UK Based photographer and horticulturist specialising in garden photography, nature photography and landscapes.