24th April

…out. Rather more pink in the flower than in ‘Harry Tagg’ although the two are quite similar. Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’ Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’ Rhododendron ‘Michael’s Pride just coming out. This is another…

25th April

…Echium pininana Echium pininana Echium pininana First fuchsia flowers. fuchsia First flower too on a Paeonia delavayi seedling. Paeonia delavayi Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’ now at its peak. Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’ Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’…

18th April

…bluebells Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’ just emerging into flower in the border opposite the front door. Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’ Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’ Planting out another crop of young pot grown rhododendrons into Rookery Nursery…

30th April

…photos. Syringa microphylla ‘Superba’ just starting to flower by the front door. Syringa microphylla ‘Superba’ Opposite Rhododendron fragrantissimum is nearly full out. Rhododendron fragrantissimum Rhododendron fragrantissimum Tropaeolum ciliatum growing vigorously…

6th May

…all go to make room for new planting. Nearer the house there are a few good plants: RHODODENDRON ‘Fragrantissimum’ Rhodo fragrantissimum ‘Lady Alice Fitzwilliam’ Fuchsia exorticatica FUCHSIA excorticata – What…

10th May

…cut successfully. Not full out with some buds like Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’. Full out flowers get bruised and damaged in transit. Rhododendron ‘Michaels Pride’ Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’ Trochodendron araliodes nicely in flower…

27th April

…carolina Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’ fronts Rhododendron ‘Damaris’. Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’ fronts Rhododendron ‘Damaris’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Evamaria’ has indeed changed colour in a week. Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Evamaria’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Evamaria’…

12th May

…aetheopica Barry Humphries (of Dame Edna and Sir Les Patterson fame) holding a branch of Quercus lamellosa during a garden tour today. Quercus lamellosa Barry Humphries and Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’. Rhododendron…

5th March

…looking nice nearby. Camellia x williamsii ‘Elsie Jury’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Elsie Jury’ A few small Rhododendron fragrantissimum planted by the one Rh. Lindeyi which still survives. Rhododendron fragrantissimum The…

14th May

…cuttings have been less successful but a batch of Enkianthus ‘Wallaby’ have survived. Care now to let them develop before potting on. Enkianthus ‘Wallaby’ The Rhododendron fragrantissimum are in tight…