6th April

…‘King George’ is just coming out. Smaller plants are full out already as we have seen. Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ Rhododendron veitchianum just coming out in Donkey Shoe. Rhododendron veitchianum…

4th March

…to give more late spring colour to Old Park. deciduous azaleas deciduous azaleas Bergenia ciliata (?) just coming into flower by the front door. Bergenia ciliata I did not stop…

25th April

…‘Honey Liz’ just out. I have seen it much better elsewhere, but this is only its second flowering. Magnolia ‘Honey Liz’ Staphylea colchica has come into flower suddenly. The first…

31st March

…many of them been over cooked I thought. 1901 – JCW The following show colour – Commodore, Griflamme, Firework, Dante just picked, Jacko, Glory of Leiden just shows colour, also…

8th May

Just as blue as the other in bud. Magnolia ‘Woodsman’ x ‘Patriot’ Magnolia ‘Woodsman’ x ‘Patriot’ Araucaria angustifolia was planted out in early March but the recent frost has done…

23rd March

…Rhododendron pachysanthum Magnolia ‘Crescendo’ – first flowering and very good. Magnolia ‘Crescendo’ Prunus ‘Umineko’ just out. Prunus ‘Umineko’ Prunus matsumae ‘Beni-Yukata’ just starting. Prunus matsumae ‘Beni-Yukata’ Magnolia ‘Butterflies’ full out…

2nd April

…weeks but here the very last few flowers. ‘Cinnamon Cindy’ ‘Cinnamon Cindy’ ‘Gay Baby’ is just a larger flowered version of ‘Fairy Wand’ as I see it? Stupid name! ‘Gay…

8th April

…introductions – a Rhododendron maddenia subsection [?] just starting (CW & J 6342). Rhododendron maddenia Rhododendron maddenia Rhododendron ‘Damaris’ just coming out on the Main Ride. One of the best…

12th April

Next Day > < Previous Day CONTRIBUTORS: FJW 1955-2007 CHW 2015- JCW 1897-1939 CW 1940-1955 2021 – CHW A day to see a few things just coming into first leaf…

11th March

…in Old Park. Some felled, some with just dead branches removed. All under a statutory felling order. sweet chestnuts sweet chestnuts One forgets what a frost pocket Old Park is…