11th March

…night Acacia potaczeki was attractive and new to me. Acacia potaczeki Acacia potaczeki Pieris formosa var forrestii ‘Rowallane Spike’ – flowers as its name implies. Pieris formosa var forrestii ‘Rowallane…

28th July

…dry it is only now coming into growth? Pieris Pieris Pieris Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Pendulum’ with its trailing ‘skirt’ nibbled by roe deer. Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Pendulum’ Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Pendulum’ Cercidiphyllum japonicum…

15th February

…labelled as Pieris ‘Valley Valentine’ (which it is) but quite nice today. Pieris ‘Valley Valentine’ Pieris ‘Valley Valentine’ First flower out on a 2015 planted Michelia ‘Fairy White’. Plenty of…

9th March

…collects the Lamellen Cup Pieris japonica ‘Valley Valentine’ First Prize Camelia ‘Pink Icicle’ Podocarpus x ‘Orangeade’ Magnolia sargentiana robusta x sprengeri ‘Diva’ Second Prize Pieris japonica ‘Forrest Flame’, Erica arborea…

13th May

…gardens – especially Windsor. Pieris japonica ‘Charles Williams’ Pieris japonica ‘Charles Williams’ The last survivors of the big clump of Rhododendron ‘Mrs Lionel de Rothschild’ which was destroyed by a…

9th April

…Azalea ‘Hino Crimson’ Azalea ‘Hino Crimson’ Azalea ‘Hino Crimson’ Rhododendron macabeanum Rhododendron macabeanum Pieris ‘White Pearl’ Pieris ‘White Pearl’ If you want to see other nice things at the show…

8th February

…First flower on the very dark ex Tregullow Camellia reticulata ‘Captain Rawes’. Nice buds too. Camellia reticulata ‘Captain Rawes’ Camellia reticulata ‘Captain Rawes’ Early flowers on a previously hidden pieris

7th November

…autumn. The best of this genus for autumn colour here by far. Stewartia x henrya Stewartia x henrya Stewartia x henrya Pieris flowers are fully formed rather earlier than expected….

23rd March

…alnifolia Quercus alnifolia Quercus alnifolia Pieris very fine. Pieris Betula albo sinensis with catkins. Betula albo sinensis Betula albo sinensis Betula albo sinensis Quercus nigra ‘Beethoven’ – a record tree….

27th November

…display the flowers to best effect. Camellia x williamsii ‘November Pink’ Another Pieris with very advanced flower buds. Pieris 2017 – CHW Total leaf drop now on Magnolia x loebneri…