Ta da!!! Here is the much anticipated short list for this years PPOTY awards (Plant Personality Of The Year). The list contains all of the 13 plants of the month from 2012 (I know there is only 12 months but October got two plants this year!).

The judging is carried out using criteria such as performance of the plant within the garden, colour, texture, form etc and most importantly if I like it! The short list, in no particular order, is as follows:

Camellia x williamsii ‘St Ewe’
Camellia x williamsii ‘Hi-lo’
Camellia reticulata 'Shizitou' (Lion Head)
Camellia japonica ‘Lady Loch’
Davidia involucrata
Rosa 'Dublin Bay'
Lomatia ferruginea
Rhododendron sinonuttallii
Magnolia grandiflora
Euonymus cornutus
Schima wallichii var.khasiana
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Teller Blue'
Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’

As you can see 6 nominations come from the Theaceae family could that be influenced by the fact we won the title "Camellia garden of Excellence" from the ICS in February?

The final is coming very soon, be excited be very excited!!!