27th April

…fades as it opens and as the flowers go over as we will see elsewhere today. Rhododendron niveum Rhododendron niveum Halesia carolina absolutely stunning today. As good as I have…

7th March

…plant in this group and this one is now over. Rhododendron niveum Rhododendron niveum Rhododendron niveum Rhododendron niveum Camellia japonica ‘Grand Slam’ at its best and catching the sun. Camellia…

7th April

…Not a colour for everyone but perhaps for the ladies. We need to clear around this plant. Rhododendron niveum Rhododendron niveum Rhododendron niveum Rhododendron rothschildii now full out. Rhododendron rothschildii…

12th April

…made in this sort of hue! Rhododendron niveum Rhododendron niveum Rhododendron niveum Magnolia ‘Purpurascens’ is rather better than anything we saw yesterday. Magnolia ‘Purpurascens’ Camellia ‘Candy Apple’ is perhaps an…

2nd April

…‘Yellow Lantern’ Magnolia ‘Yellow Lantern’ Magnolia ‘Yellow Lantern’ Rhododendron niveum on Sinogrande Walk. See how the flowers fade in colour with age. Rhododendron niveum Rhododendron niveum This is one of…

16th February

…species are nowhere near out yet by Georges Hut. Rhododendron niveum Rhododendron niveum Oemleria cerasiformis is just coming out on the main patch. A suckering plant which is easy to…

18th April

niveum in its darkest form. Mike Robinson is sadly missed as one of the greatest rhododendron experts I have had the pleasure of knowing. 2003 – FJW First martins seen…

22nd April

…R falconeri and thomsonii open also R campylocarpum. Auklandii, Niveum and Yunnanense nearly. R augustinii opened for the first time. 1904 – JCW Primroses good. Grandis nearly all open and…

14th March

…argipeplum Rhododendron fansipanensis – never seen before Rhododendron fansipanensis Rhododendron montroseanum Rhododendron montroseanum Rhododendron retusum Rhododendron retusum Rhododendron ‘Snowy River’ (Rhododendron ririei x Rhododendron niveum) Rhododendron ‘Snowy River’ Rhododendron ‘Trebah…

20th May

…Rhododendron ‘Colonel Rogers Group’ (Rhododendron niveum x Rhododendron falconeri) – I am promised a cutting. Rhododendron ‘Colonel Rogers Group’ Camellia ‘Konronkoku’ (‘Nigra’ or ‘Kunlong black’) still had plenty of near…