27th April

…Rhododendron ‘Alison Johnstone’. There are spaces where things have died here. This is labelled Rhododendron bauhiniflorum below Hovel Cart Road but it is not! Looks more like Rhododendron ‘Alison Johnstone’….

9th October

…garden to come across hidden treasures. Rhododendron ‘Alison Johnstone’ Rhododendron ‘Alison Johnstone’ I have no idea what this plant by the original Magnolia dawsoniana actually is or even which genus?…

20th December

…branch on Rhododendron ‘Alison Johnstone’. Quite a bit more dead to remove. Planted in 1978 and running out of energy. Rhododendron ‘Alison Johnstone’ Trimming a nearby plant has however produced…

29th August

…to Caerhays. Alison’s hanging basket begonias Alison’s hanging basket begonias This was originally, in 1999, a clump of ten plants of Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pink Diamond’. They have done well and…

24th December

…buds nearly out on Fatsia polycarpa. Fatsia polycarpa More trimming out of deadwood on the Rhododendron ‘Alison Johnstone’ by George’s Hut. Rhododendron ‘Alison Johnstone’ Christmas flowers on Rhododendron keysii which…

23rd June

…odd in June. Bergenia ‘Morgenrote’ Phlox paniculata ‘David’ especially fine. Phlox paniculata ‘David’ I finally locate Primula vialli ‘Alison Holland’. Primula vialli ‘Alison Holland’ The new to us Azalea ‘Blue…

20th February

…The elderly Rhododendron ‘Alison Johnstone’ which had been so carefully pruned recently was uprooted in the storm. So much for TLC! Rhododendron ‘Alison Johnstone’ Magnolia ‘Bishop Peter’ completely survived Storm…

5th May

…request some in the autumn. Absolutely wonderful and the best thing in the garden today. Meliosma alba Meliosma alba Meliosma alba Meliosma alba Jim and Alison Gardiner were with the…

27th August

…Jaimie planted for Alison along the roadside above Top Lodge are making a real show. 1993 – FJW Rob Williams [FJW’s elder brother] died. 1918 – JCW The cyclamen are…

19th July

…in February. Erigeron ‘See Breeze’ on Monica’s garden wall. Alison’s potted display at the Top Lodge as good as ever. First flowering on the drive of Hydrangea aspera ‘Macrophylla’. A…