24th May

…this spring. Photinia beauvardiana Photinia beauvardiana Viburnum prunifolium in flower. Viburnum prunifolium Viburnum prunifolium Laburnocytisus ‘Adamii’ in full flower. Laburnocytisus ‘Adamii’ Rhododendron yakusimanum ‘Koichiro Wada’ performing well. Rhododendron yakusimanum ‘Koichiro

31st March

…Ilex kingiana covered in berries. Ilex kingiana Magnolia ‘Wada’s Memory’ is a serious ‘flopper’ once its flowers are out. Magnolia ‘Wada’s Memory’ Magnolia ‘Wada’s Memory’ Magnolia ‘Wada’s Memory’ Magnolia ‘Wada’s…

24th April

…that, on the same day, 4 cuttings each of R. wilsonae, R. championae, R. stamineum and R. stenaulum were dispatched to Koichiro Wada, Japan! Another great name in the nursery…

23rd May

…about rhododendrons – she is just explaining how she prefers ‘floppy’ ones rather than the group’s choice of Rhododendron yakushimanum ‘Koichiro Wada’ as their favourite. The president’s eyes say to…

5th March

…‘Eleanor May’ Magnolia ‘Eleanor May’ Magnolia ‘Judy Carlson’. Magnolia ‘Judy Carlson’ Magnolia ‘Judy Carlson’ Magnolia ‘Fireglow’, M. cylindrica x M. ‘Sawada’s Pink’ – has not passed the test of time!…

17th April

…more shelter. Quercus lamellosa Rhododendron desquamatum just opening fully with the odd flower left on Magnolia ‘Wada’s Memory’ behind it. Some years both perform at once. Rhododendron desquamatum 2023 –…

11th March

…really but a nice thing. (M. x soulangeana ‘Wada’s Picture’ x M. sprengeri ‘Diva’). Similarly M. ‘Mossman’s Grant’ and M. ‘Frank’s Masterpiece’, which both grow nearby, are not huge flowers…

18th March

…‘Theodora’ Magnolia ‘Felicity’ on ‘Eric Savill’ looks poor, dull and uninteresting. M. ‘Felicity’ is Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’ x Magnolia ‘Wada’s Picture’ and ‘Eric Savill’ is the Savill Garden form of…

24th March

…Magnolia ‘Sundance’. Magnolia ‘Sundance’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ and a blue sky. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ Rhododendron macabeanum and Magnolia ‘Wada’s Memory’. Rhododendron macabeanum Symplocos paniculata in flower. Symplocos paniculata Symplocos paniculata…

3rd April

‘Wada’s Memory’ behind it. Rhododendron macabeanum Good to see the elderly Rhododendron ‘Mrs J C Williams’ still flowering away. Rhododendron ‘Mrs J C Williams’ Rhododendron ‘Mrs J C Williams’ Half…