24th April

…four to six weeks when still soft (fragrantissimum, formosum, Princess Alice, Lady Alice Fitzwilliam, Berts Own, HarryTagg, Anne Teese, ciliicalyx, Countess of Haddington, Michaels Pride etc). Outside the backyard on…

18th May

…are both Rhododendron edgeworthii x Rhododendron formosum crosses. Hugely scented and in perfect condition today. However everything we cut turned out to be Lady Alice! Rhododendron ‘Lady Alice Fitzwilliam’ The…

12th April

…Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Nuccios Ruby’ – just one flower. Camellia reticulata ‘Nuccios Ruby’ Camellia reticulata…

10th July

…blue-white bi-coloured red effect but the mopheads soon burn in the sun. Hydrangea ‘Lady Taiko’ Hydrangea ‘Lady Taiko’ Hydrangea ‘Lady Taiko’ Hydrangea ‘Geoffrey Chadbund’ – purplish at first fading to…

29th January

…in the wind. Camellia x williamsii ‘Donation’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Donation’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Donation’ This Rhododendron ‘Lady Alice Fitzwilliam’ is on the way out from honey fungus by the…

6th May

…make room for new planting. Nearer the house there are a few good plants: RHODODENDRON ‘Fragrantissimum’ Rhodo fragrantissimum ‘Lady Alice Fitzwilliam’ Fuchsia exorticatica FUCHSIA excorticata – What better for the…

26th April

…form). Rhododendron decorum Rhododendron decorum Rhododendron ‘Lady Montagu Group’ (Exbury) is quite nice but not a ‘Mrs Butler’ special. Rhododendron ‘Lady Montagu Group’ Rhododendron ‘Lady Montagu Group’ Rhododendron ‘Lems Cameo’…

6th August

…in the catalogue one day. Fuchsia ‘Lady Bacon’ Fuchsia ‘Lady Bacon’ Fuchsia ‘Lady Bacon’ 2015 – CHW A plant in the Higher Quarry Nursery has been another identity puzzle. A…

20th February

…‘Lady Clare’ Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ There used to be two clumps of these giant snowdrops on the bank. The flymo has got one but the other still…

4th March

…Crane’ Camellia reticulata ‘Fiesta Crane’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lovely Lady’ </div Camellia reticulata ‘Lovely Lady’ Magnolia ‘Shirraz’ in its pomp. Magnolia ‘Shirraz’ Magnolia ‘Shirraz’ Magnolia ‘Shirraz’ Magnolia ‘Shirraz’ Acacia cultriformis was…