26th February

…select the wish list to fill some of the big gaps. A lovely Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ full out at Tregullow. Sadly no magnolias at all out here unlike Caerhays. Rhododendron ‘Ostara’…

13th February

…show. Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ Corylopsis spicata from Japan and introduced to the UK in 1860 by Robert Fortune has a few flowers out. Note the red anthers. Corylopsis spicata…

25th February

…with worse to come. Magnolia campbellii Magnolia campbellii Rhododendron cilpinense is just out. Rhododendron cilpinense Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ now full out. Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ The Magnolia campbellii seedling above Crinodendron…

5th February

…pink form is over. Rhododendron ‘Bo Peep’ Rhododendron ‘Ostara’, a Rhododendron mucronulatum cross, is coming out by the tree fern. Again on time and not early. Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ A Rhododendron…

7th February

…‘Ostara’ just coming out. Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ No colour on any of the three magnolia species in the Ririei Opening as yet. Just a hint of colour on the magnolia through…

15th February

…the apex of the young tree. Magnolia sargentiana ‘Blood Moon’ Oemleria cerasiformis nearly out in flower. Oemleria cerasiformis Likewise Rhododendron ‘Ostara’. Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ First two flowers on Camellia x williamsii…

27th February

…campbellii Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ on the main ride is about 8ft tall and stands out well. Despite the mild winter few leaves remain on what is a semi deciduous Rhododendron mucronulatum…

2nd January

…‘Chink’ Rhododendron ‘Chink’ Colour showing on the yellow form of Rhododendron ‘Bo Peep’ but nothing yet on Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ or Rhododendron ‘Crossbill’ which I would have expected to be out…

4th March

…‘Darjeeling’ The new planting above the Magnolia veitchii from last year with the small Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ just out. new planting above the Magnolia veitchii Magnolia ‘F J Williams’ in the…