11th March

on a young Rhododendron calophytum. They will soon fade to white but the blotch is nice. Rhododendron calophytum Rhododendron calophytum Camellia ‘Mrs D.W. Davis’ with its droopy habit and huge…

3rd March

down so that you cannot really see the flowers properly. Camellia ‘Mrs D W Davis’ Camellia ‘Mrs D W Davis’ Camellia ‘Mrs D W Davis’ The unnamed Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ hybrid…

22nd May

plants have flowers which are not nearly so dark a red as the deceased one. Rhodie didymum cross Rhodie didymum cross A clump of three Rhododendron didymum x ? hybrids…

17th February

where to snip on the stems. hydrangeas by Green Gate hydrangeas by Green Gate The new lapageria planted outside my study window has made excellent new growth in its first…

27th March

cuspidata Rhododendron impeditum ‘J C Williams’ just starting to flower. Rhododendron impeditum ‘J C Williams’ Camellia ‘Miss Charleston’ rivals ‘Dr Burnside’ as the best double red Camellia japonica. The latter…

3rd April

Magnolia ‘Todds Fortyniner’ Rhododendron loderi like the one on the Burncoose drive. Rhododendron loderi Rhododendron loderi Rhododendron loderi The new growth on Aesculus wangii. Aesculus wangii Similar on Acer heptaphlebium…

26th April

which is a pink form of Rhododendron sinogrande. Rhododendron semnoides Rhododendron semnoides Rhododendron semnoides Rhododendron semnoides First showing here of Rhododendron ‘Turnstone’ with its split coloured flowers. A rather drab…

12th May

here this year. Rehderodendron indochinense flowered much earlier. Rehderodendron kwatungense has still to perform. Rehderodendron kweichowense Rehderodendron kweichowense Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ full out 10 days earlier than usual and another…

1st August

stamineum. I found a flower of this on a young plant on the main ride today. Rhododendron fortunei subsp discolor Rhododendron fortunei subsp discolor How well the two Rhododendron ovatums…

10th April

set of reddish-brown new growth. Eriobotrya deflexa Eriobotrya deflexa Rhododendron flavidum full out. Another one we saw in the autumn with the odd flower. Rhododendron flavidum Rhododendron flavidum An elderly…