25th May

…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 floridus ‘Athens’ with far…

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

…‘Daphne’ Rhododendron loderi ‘Lems Monarch’ is however a possibility. Rhododendron loderi ‘Lems Monarch’ Rhododendron loderi ‘Lems Monarch’ Laburnocytisus ‘Adamii’ is another possible starter although I loathe is (even in the…

26th May

…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’ Rhododendron loderi ‘Venus’ is…

29th May

Monarch’ at its very best. Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ Flower buds appearing on Magnolia ‘Blue Opal’. Smaller but even bluer than Magnolia ‘Woodsman’ x ‘Patriot’. Magnolia ‘Blue Opal’…

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’…

18th May

…spring season. First flower almost out on Magnolia officinalis var. biloba. The individual flowers last only about 48 hours. Embothrium lanceolatum against a blue sky. Rhododendron ‘Lem’s Monarch’ coming to…

28th May

…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 swollen to walk properly. Rhododendron…

29th March

…open, shilsonii going back. Our show is 8 days off. P Mary well out, Monarch hardly. 1905 – JCW Weardale, Monarch, Firebrand and White Lady are well out, also a…

19th March

…tulips show colour. Golden Bell and Sirius out, half Emperor and Emprep only just, many seedling trumpets. 1897 – JCW [?] open, Weardale, G of Leiden, C J Backhouse, Monarch,…