24th May

…now out on Rhododendron griersonianum. Rhododendron griersonianum Rhododendron zaleucum (KW 20837) nicely out. Rhododendron zaleucum Rhododendron zaleucum The first flower panicle on Rehderodendron kweichowense is now almost over. Just the…

14th April

…First flowers out on Rhododendron davidsonianum in various colours. Rhododendron davidsonianum Rhododendron davidsonianum First flowers out on Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’. Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ The best camellia in the…

10th June

…growth in three years and now plenty of flower. Not that different to V. odoratissimum in flower although not evergreen. The evergreen Syzygium smithii with its exceptional bronzy new growth….

17th April

…Magnolia ‘Tropicana’ Magnolia ‘Gold Star’ Magnolia ‘Gold Star’ Magnolia ‘Gold Star’ Rhododendron niveum Rhododendron niveum Rhododendron ‘Blue Tit’ Rhododendron ‘Blue Tit’ Magnolia denudata, Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ and Magnolia ‘Elizabeth’. Magnolia…

23rd May

…Millais Nurseries Rhododendron ‘Glendoick Velvet’ Rhododendron ‘Glendoick Velvet’ Rhododendron ‘Glendoick Velvet’ – plastered, but not my colour. Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’ Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’ Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’ – Millais. Shy flowerer….

22nd April

…Rhododendron reticulatum Rhododendron reticulatum Rhododendron neriiflorum died out on the drive and this is one slow growing replacement. More dwarf than I remember and less floriferous. Rhododendron neriiflorum Rhododendron neriiflorum…

23rd June

…of clearance and preparation necessary before the new planting plans can take shape. site of the new Harrod herbaceous garden site of the new Harrod herbaceous garden site of the…

10th September

…collect now or shortly and enjoy some early autumn colours in the late afternoon sun.Nyssa sinensis showing its first dark purple hues. Soon it will be purple all over. Nyssa…

12th July

…next real gale (possibly into next door’s garden). We had a beauty last night with flagpoles rattling and lots of rain and noise in ‘sunny’ Seaview. No sign of the…

6th May

…decurrens ‘Burma Gold’ Calocedrus decurrens ‘Burma Gold’ Clerodendron ugandense in the conservatory. Clerodendron ugandense Clerodendron ugandense An unnamed but highly scented conservatory plant. unnamed unnamed Wild Ajuga growing in meadowland….