26th April

…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’ x Rhododendron ‘Charles Michael’ Then…

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

…2021 – CHW Still cold overnight with a cold north wind. We need a day’s rain urgently now.Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ just coming out at the Four in Hand. Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ The…

13th April

…we do not get rain soon.There used to be 25 of these Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ at the Four in Hand. Three elderly plants survive – one only just. Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ Rhododendron…

24th August

…Certain rhododendrons produce a small secondary flowering in the autumn. Here Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ has a try. Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ Hydrangea aspera villosa, 25 years old and already partly dead,…

14th April

…‘Martha Wright’ and Magnolia ‘Yakeo’. Rhododendron ‘Martha Wright’ Magnolia ‘Yakeo’ and Rhododendron veitchianum ‘Cubittii Group’. Magnolia ‘Yakeo’ Rhododendron ‘Blue Tit’ and Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’. Rhododendron ‘Blue Tit’ A single tiny flower…

4th March

…Splendour’ Magnolia ‘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…

16th April

…cut flowers. Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ full out now at the Four in Hand and quite a sight for visitors. Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ Rhododendron oreodoxa var. fargesii – a few flowers on one…

6th April

…and they will be right! Deciduous Azalea Deciduous Azalea Deciduous Azalea First flowers showing on Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ which is early. Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ Likewise on Rhododendron ‘Tessa’ (moupinense x…

9th April

…Rhododendron oldhamii Rhododendron oldhamii Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ now fully out. Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ Nice fresh growth on Acer shirasawanum ‘Aureum’. Acer shirasawanum ‘Aureum’ Today’s care articles that I have been…