13th April

…are. M. ‘Butterflies’ and Magnolia ‘Elizabeth’ were the first two yellow flowering magnolias with flowers before their leaves. Ours is clearly an original as is ‘Elizabeth’ of similar size. Are…

10th April

…flowering with us. Daphnephyllum macropodum var humile Daphnephyllum macropodum var humile Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ absolutely stunning and full out in the sun. Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ Eriobotrya deflexa with its first…

6th April

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

24th August

…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, is…

26th April

…down by the weight of its flowers. Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ This sort of day is really what woodland gardening is all about. Scent and colour everywhere. 2017 – CHW…

14th April

…buds it is long gone now. Magnolia stellata ‘Centennial’ Magnolia stellata ‘Centennial’ Magnolia stellata ‘Centennial’ Magnolia stellata ‘Centennial’ First flowers on Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ at the Four in Hand. Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’…

15th September

…Buddleia limitanea Strobilanthes rankanensis was a gift from Hergest Croft Gardens (Lawrence & Elizabeth Banks) and is clearly very rare. Clearly tender too so it must come back inside for…

16th June

…of Carpenteria californica ‘Ladhams Variety’ I have no idea. There is a nice plant in the stock garden and I cannot see much difference with Carpenteria ‘Bodnant’ or Carpenteria ‘Elizabeth’…

16th April

…FJW cross between Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ and Rhododendron ‘Charles Michael’ is rather nice below Slip Rail. Two plants here which I had not seen in flower before. The cross is indeed…

28th April

…perfect Rhododendron macabeanum at the top of the garden. Finally shots of the new FJW hybrid between Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ and Rhododendron ‘Charles Michael’ which is as yet unnamed and unregistered….