25th May

…“Lem’s Monarch” Rhododendron “Lem’s Monarch” Rhododendron “Lem’s Monarch” Calycanthus floridus ‘Athens’ with far more greenish yellow flowers than I have seen before on what is still a small plant. I…

April 2024 Ireland Trip (Day 3)

…arizelum Rhododendron arizelum Rhododendron arizelum Rhododendron arizelum Rhododendron arizelum ‘Ardkinglas’. Rhododendron arizelum ‘Ardkinglas’ Rhododendron arizelum ‘Ardkinglas’ Rhododendron ‘HorizonMonarch’ just coming out. Rhododendron ‘HorizonMonarch’ Rhododendron watsonii which is not…

18th May

…‘Lem’s Monarch’ coming to its 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….

4th June

…Magnolia globosa x Magnolia obovata cross. We await Magnolia globosa being full out. Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ is absolutely superb but will need plenty of room. Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ Rhododendron ‘Lems…

17th May

…‘good to cut and go’ on Sunday. Now not a hope! Magnolia ‘Daphne’ Magnolia ‘Daphne’ Rhododendron loderi ‘Lems Monarch’ is however a possibility. Rhododendron loderi ‘Lems Monarch’ Rhododendron loderi ‘Lems…

2nd June

…for filming – Rhododendron ‘Lem’s Monarch’ at its best. Rhododendron ‘Lem’s Monarch’ Syringa wilsonii now full out. Syringa wilsonii Syringa wilsonii These wild growing Papaver cambricum beside the drive are…

26th May

…‘Lems Monarch’ which we cut for Chelsea is now full out. The nice red rims to the individual flowers fade as it opens fully. Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’…

29th May

…too. This plant needs re-staking yet again. Crataegus laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’ Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ at its very best. Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ Flower buds…

29th January

…smaller growing, more dwarf, and have larger flowers. Buddleia ‘Black Knight’ and ‘Empire Blue’ have been superseded by ‘Buzz Indigo’ / ‘African Queen’ as good purples and by ‘Blue Horizon’…

26th April

…speciosa ‘Madame Butterfly’ – pink/bicolour C. speciosa ‘Salmon Horizon’ C. speciosa ‘Orange Storm’ C. x superba ‘Apple Blossom’ – pink and white – variegated C. x superba ‘Issari White’ –…