25th December

…definitely earlier than usual. Camellia x williamsii ‘Monica Dance’ Blown off flower heads from Hydrangea paniculata but some still hold on the plants. Hydrangea paniculata Hydrangea paniculata Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’…

31st December

…really. One would only grow it to have a rhodo out on Christmas Day and it was not quite this year! Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’…

17th December

…A poor neighbour to ‘Winter Intruder’. Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ Next door again are a fine young clump of Camellia ‘Winton’ strutting their stuff in this exceptionally mild…

2nd April

…‘Christmas Cheer’ flowering three months late in this peculiar year. Not bad though. Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ Distylum myricoides ‘Blue Cascade’ with its first flowers and new growth….

5th January

…I have not noticed the potted plants in the nursery performing yet either. Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ Even earlier than usual (and perhaps disastrously so) Magnolia ‘Todds Fortyniner’…

26th December

…few pale flowers above the greenhouse. Secondary flowers. Azalea ‘Greenway’ Azalea ‘Greenway’ A few rather insipid flowers emerging on Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’. It was late last year too but is…

28th January

…‘Todds Fortyniner’ A rather better plant of Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ than the one we saw recently on the drive. Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ Rabbit damage to the base…

2nd March

…some nice rhododendron combinations in the cash point: praecox and ‘Bric-a-Brac’ praecox and ‘Bric-a-Brac’ praecox and ‘Christmas Cheer’ praecox and ‘Christmas Cheer’ ‘Ostara’ and cilpinense ‘Ostara’ and cilpinense ‘Ostara’ and…

17th January

…(and late!) on this poor form of Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’. Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ More odd flowers of Azalea ‘Greenway’. Azalea ‘Greenway’ 2017 – CHW The Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ is…

14th December

…us again. Magnolia ‘Todd’s Fortyniner’ First rather pale and insipid flowers on Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’. On time, for once; unlike in the last couple of seasons. Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ 2019…