24th April

…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 one which should have been…

6th May

…inspection the azaleas can 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…

25th April

…its peak. Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’ Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Mary Jobson’ still has a few decent flowers. Camellia x williamsii ‘Mary Jobson’ Here is a very fine Cercis siliquastrum flowering…

10th May

…sinensis A closeup of Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’; my mother’s favourite rose. Most of the flowers are 20ft up. Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’ Echium pininana and Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’ – both full out….

17th April

…virtually over. Rhododendron ‘Elsie Frye’ Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’ is still a few days away from being out at all. Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’ Azalea (or Rhododendron if you prefer) stenopetalum ‘Linearifolium’ at its…

18th April

…bluebells. pinkish bluebells pinkish 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…

30th April

…by the front door. Syringa microphylla ‘Superba’ Opposite Rhododendron fragrantissimum is nearly full out. Rhododendron fragrantissimum Rhododendron fragrantissimum Tropaeolum ciliatum growing vigorously but no flowers as yet. Last year it…

14th May

…Enkianthus ‘Wallaby’ have survived. Care now to let them develop before potting on. Enkianthus ‘Wallaby’ The Rhododendron fragrantissimum are in tight bud still and should be perfect for Chelsea. Rhododendron…

23rd October

…much leaf coming off. A day to capture some autumn colour with a thick jumper on! Forsythia ‘Lynwood’ has surprising red/bronze turning leaves. Forsythia ‘Lynwood’ Rhododendron fragrantissimum is shedding its…

18th May

…morning we have been laughing about the difference between Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’ and Rhododendron ‘Lady Alice Fitzwilliam’. The latter has a yellow centre in the trumpet and the flowers are a…