11th April

…still in tight bud. Michelia ‘Fairy Cream’ Michelia ‘Fairy Cream’ Michelia ‘Fairy Cream’ Rhododendron haemaleum var. atrorubum (as in rhodo species pocket guide) (? var. atrorubens as on label) just…

18th May

…Azalea wadanum ‘Album’ First flower this year on Rhododendron lindleyi. Rhododendron lindleyi Michelia ‘Fairy Cream’ looking the best it ever has at 10-12ft. Michelia ‘Fairy Cream’ Enkianthus cernuus recurvus with…

12th May

…Azalea ‘Pink Delight’ Azalea ‘Pink Delight’ We once grew a glade of big leaf rhodods tucked away here in shade at the back of the drive. The 2005 to 2009…

17th November

…Little Lien’ ‘Paradise Little Lien’ “Maiden’s Blush” “Maiden’s Blush” “Maiden’s Blush” “Everards’s Delight” – a Loder bred variety “Everards’s Delight” “Everards’s Delight” ‘Slim and Trim’ ‘Slim and Trim’ ‘Slim and…

16th August

…dates from the 1430s. West Harlsey Castle West Harlsey Castle West Harlsey Castle Buddleia ‘Pink Delight’ beside the castle remains. Buddleia ‘Pink Delight’ Buddleia ‘Pink Delight’ 2020 – CHW Still…

21st July

…kousa var. chinensis ‘Wisley Cream’ Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Wisley Cream’ The best blue hydrangea clump in the garden Dad always maintained in shade above the Auklandii Garden. A better…

18th April

…‘n’ Cream” Magnolia “Peaches ‘n’ Cream” First flowering with us (and long awaited) of Ucodendron whatonii which is now considered to be a Parrotia species. Looks more like a Hamamelis…

28th April

…Brilliant’ Acer palmatum ‘Skeeters Broom’ looking wonderful with its new growth full out. Acer palmatum ‘Skeeters Broom’ The Michelias looking superb in Tunnel 3. Michelias Michelia ‘Fairy Cream’ Michelia ‘Fairy…

4th March

…lanceolata Michelia ‘Fairy Cream’ nicely out in Old Park. Impressively quick growth into a sizeable small tree. Michelia ‘Fairy Cream’ Michelia ‘Fairy Cream’ Tree surgeons felling some elderly sweet chestnuts…

31st July

…was not – quite the reverse opposite Tesco’s today!) ‘Sunny Sky’ ‘Sunny Sky’ ‘Cream Abundance’ – sadly no scent in the rain. ‘Cream Abundance’ ‘Cream Abundance’ A very ripe fig…