10th May

…over. Daybreak only just out but further comparison is merited. Magnolia ‘Daybreak’ Magnolia ‘Daybreak’ Rhododendron ‘Halfdan Lem’ is just coming out. What a red! Rhododendron ‘Halfdan Lem’ Rhododendron ‘Halfdan Lem’…

6th May

…Rhododendron ‘Halfdan Lem’ nearby are a splendid red. Doing well in a quite exposed position near the Hotei seedlings. Rhododendron ‘Halfdan Lem’ Rhododendron ‘Halfdan Lem’ Rehderodendron macrocarpum is not out…

25th May

…Here it is in its full splendour by Georges Hut looking exactly as behind the sales point at the show. Rhododendron “Lem’s Monarch” Rhododendron “Lem’s Monarch” Rhododendron “Lem’s Monarch” Calycanthus…

18th May

…best. Rhododendron loderi ‘Venus’ next door to it nowhere near out. Rhododendron ‘Lem’s Monarch’ Rhododendron ‘Lem’s Monarch’ Magnolia sieboldii ‘Genesis’ x Magnolia virginiana nearly out. An odd cross but improving….

7th May

…on the radio which I gave up listening to weeks ago. Ok, let us balance things up! Three reds: Rhodendron ‘Halfdan Lem’for the socialist and ooh and aah brigade Rhododendron…

11th May

…it survive with us? Merillopanax alpinus Merillopanax alpinus Rhododendron ‘Winsome’ as splendid as ever. Rhododendron ‘Winsome’ Rhododendron ‘Lemon Meringue’ Rhododendron ‘Lemon Meringue’ Rhododendron ‘Lemon Meringue’ Rhododendron ‘Lem’s Cameo’ Rhododendron ‘Lem’s…

12th May

…‘Coccinea Grandiflora’ First flower is out on Rhododendron ‘Lem’s Monarch’. Rhododendron ‘Lem’s Monarch’ You can see the size properly here of Michelia x foggii ‘Allspice’. 20-25ft. Michelia x foggii ‘Allspice’…

22nd May

…this looks increasingly bizarre especially with parks and parklands now open. The problem is that government rules ban ‘ticketed events’ and garden visitors generally buy entry tickets. By the end…