13th April

…Prunus ‘Jo-Nioi’ Magnolia ‘Royal Splendour’ with its first flower at the sales point. Magnolia ‘Royal Splendour’ Rhododendron ‘Wee Bee’ and Rhododendron ‘Patty Bee’. Rhododendron ‘Wee Bee’ and Rhododendron ‘Patty Bee’…

10th May

…flowers are 20ft up. Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’ Echium pininana and Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’ – both full out. Echium pininana Rhododendron ‘Patty Bee’ in the Rockery. Rhododendron ‘Patty Bee’ Vaccinum urceolatum in…

25th April

…now flowering well on its drooping branches. Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ looking superb too. Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Betula…

14th May

…Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ turns yellow when full out! Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Azalea ‘White Throat’, a double, is just coming out on the drive as a young plant….

24th April

Bee’ MAGNOLIA ‘Green Bee’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ is another Belgian from Philippe de Spoelberch which is good but not perhaps quite as good as ‘Lois’ or ‘Daphne’. The latter is…

7th May

…just as good today as ‘Lois’? Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Newly planted and new here is Viburnum ichangense. Viburnum ichangense Aesculus pavia ‘Atrosanguinea’ – a…

9th May

…initial dieback and scorched early new growth. Quercus moorii Quercus moorii 2019 – CHW I had been hunting Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ for some weeks and finally found it well up…

21st April

…campylogynum Azalea ‘Tebotan’ covered in flower. Azalea ‘Tebotan’ Azalea ‘Tebotan’ Rhododendron ‘Wee Bee’ (left) and ‘Ginny Gee’ (right) look superb today. Rhododendron ‘Wee Bee’ (left) and ‘Ginny Gee’ (right) Rhododendron…

22nd April

…‘Wee Bee’ Rhododendron ‘Wee Bee’ These Rhododendron russatum are the last survivors of a once large old clump. Interesting colour variation. The podocarpus needs cutting back from the paler plant….

4th June

…and autumn colour last year. Sorbus folgneri ‘Emiel’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ is looking good on the drive but not as good as ‘Daphne’. Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Enkianthus…