25th April

…Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ in the Rockery is one of the later evergreen azaleas to flower. The best very dark red? Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ This is Rhododendron reticulatum…

5th May

…Rhododendron reticulatum Rhododendron reticulatum Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ just coming out. A good contrast soon between the other colours. Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ Rhododendron kiusianum was cut back hard two years ago…

8th March

…flowering here Magnolia ‘Picards Ruby’ x ‘F J Williams’ Magnolia ‘Leda’ – first flowering here Magnolia ‘Leda’ Magnolia ‘Hawk’ – very like sprengeri ‘Diva’ I think Magnolia ‘Hawk’ Magnolia ‘Hawk’…

18th May

…remember them flowering much earlier in the year. Rhododendron neeriflorum Rhododendron neeriflorum In the rockery Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ was sadly too far out to cut. Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ Azalea ‘Black…

18th March

…Quite similar to Magnolia sprengeri diva really. Magnolia ‘Hawk’ Magnolia ‘Hawk’ The best magnolia by far today is the just open Magnolia ‘Felix Jury’ on Burns Bank. We have two…

7th February

…a sprengeri diva seedling to me? I need to look up the parentage. Magnolia ‘Hawk’ Magnolia ‘Hawk’ Another Magnolia ‘Shirraz’ above the Playhouse. Also very dark with only a few…

14th May

…and just going over AZALEA Black Hawk’ AZALEA Black Hawk’– too far out to cut EMBOTHRIUM lanceolatum ‘Norquino’ Similarly the Embothrium lanceolatum ‘Norquinco’ is too far out to cut although…

9th March

…rhododendron seedling rhododendron seedling First flowers (and very early) on Azalea ‘Black Hawk’. Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ The view from Rookery across to the Drimys winteri and the Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’…

2nd June

…day visit.Along the way I spot two flowers on Rhododendron ‘Crest’ (Hawk Group) just coming out. Rhododendron ‘Crest’ (Hawk Group) Then Magnolia ‘?’ which I had not seen this year…

1st May

…the white new growth now. Azalea ‘Caerhays Lavender’ Azalea ‘Caerhays Lavender’ Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ looking quite dazzling too. Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ Fiax baruminia according to the label. Possibly spelt wrong….