26th February

…all out here unlike Caerhays. Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ Jaimie has spied a hazel coming into leaf. Is this an all-time record for February? hazel In the nursery…

25th February

…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 Hedge is often…

13th February

Rhododendron mucronulatum is always a good early show. Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ Corylopsis spicata from Japan and introduced to the UK in 1860 by Robert Fortune has a few flowers…

27th February

…out impressively amid the gloom. Started raining shortly after this. 1911 Magnolia campbellii Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ on the main ride is about 8ft tall and stands out well. Despite the mild…

5th February

…the 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…

15th February

…flower. Oemleria cerasiformis Likewise Rhododendron ‘Ostara’. Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ First two flowers on Camellia x williamsii ‘Brigadoon’. Camellia x williamsii ‘Brigadoon’ I suspect this is not nearly pink enough to be…

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…