26th April

…(in a group of three) very nearly ‘Charles Michael’ which had died out on us but still hangs in there at Burncoose. Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ x Rhododendron ‘Charles Michael’ Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’…

10th April

…the sun. Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ Eriobotrya deflexa with its first set of reddish-brown new growth. Eriobotrya deflexa Eriobotrya deflexa Rhododendron flavidum full out. Another one we saw in the…

11th April

…cold north wind. We need a day’s rain urgently now.Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ just coming out at the Four in Hand. Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ The new laundry now has a sink, and the…

24th February

Elizabeth’ is looking rather fine. Magnolia ‘Queen Elizabeth’ First flowers out on the best large flowered Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ on the Main Ride. Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ Magnolia ‘Philip Tregunna’ at…

13th April

…just. Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ Now to see all the Matsumae cherries planted last autumn flowering for the first time here.Prunus ‘Matsumae-hanagasa’ (syn ‘Pink Parasol’) is putting on a good…

1st May

‘Elizabeth’ and Rhododendron ‘Yellow Hammer’. Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ 2021 – CHW Tom Christian asked what the three slow growing conifers were by the greenhouse and hothead during his recent visit. I…

9th April

‘Elizabeth’ Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ Nice fresh growth on Acer shirasawanum ‘Aureum’. Acer shirasawanum ‘Aureum’ Today’s care articles that I have been writing included euonymus so here is a quick review of…

6th April

…that I have only done half a job and they will be right! Deciduous Azalea Deciduous Azalea Deciduous Azalea First flowers showing on Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ which is early. Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’…

16th April

…anyone’s standards which bodes badly for Chelsea cut flowers. Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ full out now at the Four in Hand and quite a sight for visitors. Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ Rhododendron oreodoxa var….

4th March

…‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Rebecca’s Perfume’ just starting. Magnolia ‘Rebecca’s Perfume’ Magnolia ‘Rebecca’s Perfume’ Magnolia ‘Elizabeth Holman’ quite superb. Planted in 2014. Magnolia ‘Elizabeth Holman’ Magnolia ‘Elizabeth Holman’…