7th March

…colour properly. What a colour! Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’ Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’ Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’ Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’ Rhododendron Golden Oriole var ‘Busaco’ – a hint of red in the flowers…

21st April

…‘Yaku Fairy’ not as floriferous as usual. Rhododendron ‘Yaku Fairy’ Rhododendron ‘Yaku Fairy’ Rhododendron ‘Yaku Fairy’ Last few flowers on an elderly and dying Rhododendron virgatum. Rhododendron virgatum Rhododendron ‘Michael’s…

29th November

…Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ but ‘Cornish Snow Michael’ or ‘Michael’ (after Charlie Michael the head gardener here until 1956). ‘Michael’, they say, is a larger / the largest flowered form of…

11th March

…the much paler ‘Bishop Michael’ and where he is today? Michael used to be in Rogers Quarry but was cut down 15 years ago to make room for the Magnolia…

28th April

…appropriate when we dream it up but something for the rhodo members to enjoy anyway. Planted here in 2005. Rhododendron macabeanum Rhododendron ‘Charles Michael’ Rhododendron ‘Charles Michael’ Rhododendron ‘Charles Michael’…

23rd December

…– CHW First few flowers on Camellia x williamsii ‘Beatrice Michael’. Camellia x williamsii ‘Beatrice Michael’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Beatrice Michael’ A young Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ which has shed the…

April 2018 Irish trip (Day 4)

…Congreve 12 years ago the rhodo and camellia plantings were so thick that it was obvious Michael White, the head gardener, had a battle ahead. Four years after Ambrose Congreve’s…

8th April

…Stephens. Michael receives the cup Michael receives the cup Rhododendron ‘Countess of Haddington’ Pruning wisteria to achieve more flowers – care article pictures. wisteria clump wisteria clump wisteria clump Mahonia…

18th January

…Tin Garden full out. Camellia x williamsii ‘Charles Michael’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Charles Michael’ ‘King Alfred’ daffodils in Kennel Close. The first clump to flower here. ‘King Alfred’ daffodils But…

16th April

…‘Lila Naff’ First flowers out on Rhododendron ‘Michael’s Pride’ below Donkey Shoe. Rhododendron ‘Michael’s Pride’ Rhododendron ‘Michael’s Pride’ Magnolia ‘Mighty Mouse’ flowering better than ever before. This is a tiny…