17th April

…‘Lord Rudolph’ ‘Lord Rudolph’ ‘Lord Rudolph’ 2016 – CHW The seasons are changing. The Asiatic tree magnolias are nearly over and we are moving into proper rhododendron time with the…

6th April

…to know its origins. The old plant here grew in a crater just inside the corner of Bramble Field gate. Rhododendron sinogrande ‘Lord Rudolph’ Rhododendron sinogrande ‘Lord Rudolph’ 2016 –…

31st March

…Prunus matsumae ‘Beni-Yutaka’ Prunus matsumae ‘Beni-Yutaka’ Rhododendron sinogrande ‘Lord Rudolph’ is pink in bud opening to the more normal cream colour. Rhododendron sinogrande ‘Lord Rudolph’ Rhododendron sinogrande ‘Lord Rudolph’ Camellia…

3rd May

…sinogrande ‘Lord Rudolph’ Rhododendron sinogrande ‘Lord Rudolph’ A hectic day with the producer of ‘Salvage Hunters’ planning a six to eight minute film shoot here in late May. Then 24…

13th May

…‘Lord Aberconway’ but cannot easily find it in the reference books under this or a similar Bodnant name. I am pretty sure Lord and Lady Aberconway gave this to my…

5th November

…was pinched after planting. My father took Lord Falmouth to view it one day years ago and, to much merriment, the wire surround was empty! (Merriment from Lord Falmouth anyway.)…

24th February

…R arboreums opening. 1914 – JCW Prunus pissardi just opening, Cam Lady Clare is good, Lady Roberts and others show odd blooms, various heaths very good. Certain red hybrid rhodo’s…

19th July

…given by Lord Falmouth. It is a suckering tree which needs a huge amount of room to develop into a clump unless you cut the suckers off each year as…

10th June

…was visited (later) by Bishop Tim of Truro and Lord and Lady St Levan. Cornwall Red Squirrel Project (CRSP) Cornwall Red Squirrel Project (CRSP) The Caerhays Estate stand had Lucinda…

3rd February

…Grande very good. 1962 – FJW St Ewe hedge very good. Too mild – cut back by Lord Headford and Plagianthus. 2 nice flowers of early Sutch. Arb. hybrid. 1929…