24th April

…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 one which…

6th May

…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 better for the…

30th April

…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 was out…

23rd October

…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 older leaves in an attractive way….

18th May

…medal we get. During the 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…

5th March

…williamsii ‘Elsie Jury’ 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….

14th May

…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 fragrantissimum Fagus sylvatica…

10th May

…some buds like Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’. Full out flowers get bruised and damaged in transit. Rhododendron ‘Michaels Pride’ Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’ Trochodendron araliodes nicely in flower but the new growth is again…

25th September

…door and replanted with three Daphne bholua varieties behind the Rhododendron fragrantissimum which seem to have survived. Heavy mulching with well-rotted dung around the Daphnes and bark mulch on the…

14th November

…House. One forgets that laurel can grow out from a hedge by 10-12ft in half that number of years here threatening the nice clump of Rhododendron fragrantissimum and an aesculus….