11th March

…planting records again. Planted pre 1997 anyway. Pink azalea Mauve azalea Adjacent I find the first pieris of the year in flower. first pieris of the year in flower Below…

28th July

…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 ‘Pendulum’…

13th May

…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 falling Pinus…

9th March

…Prize Magnolia ‘Bishop Peter’ wins the Brother Vincent Cup Mike collects the Brother Vincent Cup Magnolia ‘Bishop Peter’ wins the Lamellen Cup Jaimie collects the Lamellen Cup Pieris japonica ‘Valley…

15th February

Pieris ‘Valley Valentine’ Pieris ‘Valley Valentine’ First flower out on a 2015 planted Michelia ‘Fairy White’. Plenty of bud to come on such an immature plant. Excellent value as a…

11th January

Next Day > < Previous Day CONTRIBUTORS: FJW 1955-2007 CHW 2015- JCW 1897-1939 CW 1940-1955 2021 – CHW Milder and overcast today. The elderly Pieris forrestii ‘Forrest Flame’ above the…

24th July

Pieris almost as good as in the spring after flowering Pieris Some of the Rhododendron ‘Polar Bear’ are almost over much earlier than usual. Rhododendron ‘Polar Bear’ 2019 – CHW…

8th February

…Nice buds too. Camellia reticulata ‘Captain Rawes’ Camellia reticulata ‘Captain Rawes’ Early flowers on a previously hidden pieris which was under a huge beech tree which fell a year ago….

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…

7th November

…Stewartia x henrya really is exceptional in autumn. The best of this genus for autumn colour here by far. Stewartia x henrya Stewartia x henrya Stewartia x henrya Pieris flowers…