25th March

Coral’ Magnolia ‘Pickards Coral’ These Rhododendron ririei came from a Tom Hudson collection. The three plants are all a bit different but a great colour if you like mauves. Rhododendron…

11th May

…is not listed in Eisenhut’s new book which does mention ‘Coral Charm’ but with no real description. Magnolia ‘Coral Pink’ Magnolia ‘Coral Pink’ Merillopanax alpinus just coming into leaf. Will…

30th March

…their last flowers destroyed in hailstorms two weeks ago. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ A troika of tiny flowered Camellia ‘Coral Bright’, ‘Fairy Blush’ and ‘Fairy Wand’. Camellia ‘Coral Bright’, ‘Fairy Blush’…

12th April

…almost formal, albeit small, double flowers. Camellia ‘Candy Apple’ Camellia ‘Candy Apple’ Camellia ‘Candy Apple’ Rhododendron edgeworthii x leucaspis in a good clump. Some evidence of cold damage to some…

10th May

…but now something good (unlike its neighbour of similar parentage). Almost blue in bud opening as you see. MAGNOLIA ‘Coral Pink’ MAGNOLIA ‘Coral Pink’ Magnolia unknown – a chubby triangular…

15th May

…is incorrect. MAGNOLIA ‘Coral Pink’ MAGNOLIA ‘Coral Pink’ The unknown magnolia from a few days ago has been tracked down in the planting record as ‘Coral Pink’. No idea of…

4th May

…loderi ‘Coral Pink’ in the Loderi Walk. Rhododendron loderi ‘Coral Pink’ Rhododendron loderi ‘Coral Pink’ Rhododendron campylogynum – a particularly dense growing form with dark flowers. Rhododendron campylogynum Stewartia pseudocamellia…

23rd January

…good! About three or four years from planting. Camellia ‘Cinnamon Candy’ Camellia ‘Cinnamon Candy’ First colour showing on Magnolia ‘Sweet Sixteen’ which was decimated by The Beast last year. Magnolia…

15th September

…Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’ Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’ Ross has cleared the two fallen oak trees below The Vean. fallen oak trees The conversion of The Hovel is gathering pace. All the…

25th October

…superb secondary autumn flowerer. Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’ Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’ A Rhododendron cumberlandense which I thought was dead from drought (like its two neighbours) has decided to reshoot lower down…