8th March

…think that 20 years ago we used to exhibit this at Chelsea in late May. Azalea ‘Hinomayo’ Azalea ‘Hinomayo’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Elsie Jury’ just coming out nearby. A good…

27th November

…today. Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ First flowers on Azalea ‘Hinomayo’ as early as usual. Just the odd branch. Azalea ‘Hinomayo’ Azalea ‘Hinomayo’ Some magnolias still entirely green and in…

13th January

…‘Hinomayo’ Azalea ‘Hinomayo’ Fuchsia flowers still in abundance and some leaves still on the plants. Fuchsia Fuchsia 1964 – FJW Cold spell back after a fortnight of warm. 1931 –…

29th January

…expect here and at Burncoose in recent years. Azalea ‘Hinomayo’ Azalea ‘Hinomayo’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Donation’ has its first few flowers by the Green Gate. Donation only performs later here…

24th January

…too late. Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ Early garlic shooting in the Auklandii Garden. garlic Plenty of early and scattered individual flowers as usual on Azalea ‘Hinomayo’. Azalea ‘Hinomayo’ 2021 – CHW…

25th December

…a fine sunny Christmas Day!Azalea ‘Hinomayo’ out for Christmas as usual – well just the odd twig here and there really! Azalea ‘Hinomayo’ The darker of the two original wild…

24th December

…happened in five years. It would seem a northerly gale casualty. beech tree As usual Azalea ‘Hinomayo’ has a few flowers out for Christmas. Azalea ‘Hinomayo’ 2019 – CHW Camellia…

23rd December

…and shedding leaves. More wind than I thought? unnamed x williamsii camellia seedling unnamed x williamsii camellia seedling unnamed x williamsii camellia seedling First flowers on Azalea ‘Hinomayo’ for Christmas…

20th December

…calls Will Caws a ‘stupid bastard’ (and you know you are!) for catching his hand when lifting the wheel chair. Very jolly lunch afterwards.Azalea ‘Hinomayo’ is already out in parts…

31st May

…on the drive. An amazingly intricate structure. I first found one of these in the Azalea ‘Hinomayo’ clump outside the yard as a child and I am afraid I did…