25th May

…Chelsea stand was Rhododendron “Lem’s Monarch”. 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…

4th June

…will need plenty of room. Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ Magnolia sieboldii Another larger Magnolia sieboldii much as yesterday. Rhododendron griersonianum An original clump of Rhododendron…

17th May

…looked ‘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…

26th May

…The nice red rims to the individual flowers fade as it opens fully. Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ Rhododendron loderi ‘Venus’ is out beside it but rather a shy…

29th May

…‘Pauls Scarlet’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’ Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ at its very best. Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ Flower buds appearing on Magnolia ‘Blue Opal’. Smaller but even bluer…

28th May

…a bit of space here for new planting next spring. laurel hedge laurel hedge Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ is just coming out where I parked the car as ankles still too…

29th March

…P Mary well out, Monarch hardly. 1905 – JCW Weardale, Monarch, Firebrand and White Lady are well out, also a poet or two. The show is on April 4th. 1901…

18th May

…game larder is filling up with stuff to go. Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ is looking perfect in the foreground. game larder Rhododendron ‘Tally Ho’ x elliottii is probably too far out…

19th March

…and Emprep only just, many seedling trumpets. 1897 – JCW [?] open, Weardale, G of Leiden, C J Backhouse, Monarch, B conspicuus, all the Emperor and Emprep. Tulip gregii and…

21st March

…hume, Forde nearly, most of the King A’s, Monarch thrusting bud well, one White Queen, Mag halleana open. (Hand Written note attached to Garden Book Page) Rhodo’s in flower at…