2nd June

…flare. red red Still tight buds on Styrax japonicus ‘Pink Chimes’. Styrax japonicus ‘Pink Chimes’ A light pink with yellow flare – huge bush. light pink light pink Similar but…

12th June

…in a dryish summer in too much sun. Styrax japonicus ‘Evening Light’ Styrax japonicus ‘Evening Light’ Styrax japonicus ‘Evening Light’ Yet another new variety of Styrax japonicus captured in flower…

25th April

…white new growth which I fear may not last for Chelsea. Nandina domestica ‘Twilight’ Nandina domestica ‘Twilight’ Rhododendron williamsianum x matinianum on the Burncoose drive. Not that many flowers this…

23rd March

Next Day > < Previous Day CONTRIBUTORS: FJW 1955-2007 CHW 2015- JCW 1897-1939 CW 1940-1955 2020 – CHW The morning is spent ‘furloughing’ the majority of staff here. This new…

29th May

…developing a light brown ‘woody’ covering. Ilex kingiana Ilex kingiana Passing through Rookery Nursery we deadhead the three young Rhododendron ‘Barbarella’ to encourage new growth development in this dry spell….

16th May

…had a trim up yesterday to stop it denying light to other rhododendrons. Pinus patula An odd unnamed deciduous one in Old Park. unnamed deciduous Azalea ‘Soir de Paris’ as…

21st October

…has been given more light and has responded with a large crop of viable seed which we have never noticed or got around to collecting before. Acer caesium subsp. giraldii…

7th August

…Styrax japonicus ‘Evening Light’ looking great in full sunlight! Styrax japonicus ‘Evening Light’ Styrax japonicus ‘Evening Light’ Magnolia sieboldii covered in seed heads but most leaves browned off and fallen….

23rd September

…Wonderful near black foliage. Styrax japonicus ‘Evening Light’ Styrax japonicus ‘Evening LightLight pinkish secondary new growth on Rhododendron rhabdotum with the odd ripening seed head below it. Rhododendron rhabdotum…

2nd April

…house at Rosemoor called ‘Morning Glow’. This was over during our recent visit but it has featured in this diary more than once over the years. I have always wanted…