19th March

…I need to go and look at the mature plant at the top of Burns Bank and see if there really is a difference? Magnolia ‘Green Diamond’ Magnolia ‘Green Diamond’…

17th April

…of ‘Johnnie Johnstone’ really which we planted out two to three weeks ago. Rhododendron johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ Rhododendron johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ Rhododendron johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ The Rhododendron ‘Emma Williams’ clump…

9th May

…to Rhododendron ‘Loderi Pink Diamond’ if only on its leaf form but still not correct. Rhododendron ‘Loderi Pink Diamond’ Rhododendron ‘Loderi Pink Diamond’ Another pleasant yellow royalii hybrid. yellowish royalii…

2nd August

…sun. Opening white, then a hint of pink, then pinkish allover. Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pink Diamond’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pink Diamond’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pink Diamond’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Vanille Fraise’ – a newer…

23rd April

pinker overall. ‘Caerhays Pink’ form The clump on Hovel Cart Road is markedly much more pink but without the pronounced central blotching to the flower. clump on Hovel Cart Road…

5th May

…but less striking edgeworthii hybrid. RHODODENDRON johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ RHODODENDRON johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ Rhododendron johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ may be a weak and insipid, short lived plant but it is superb…

8th March

…a shape to the flower and on such a young plant. Magnolia sprengeri ‘Dusty Pink’ Magnolia sprengeri ‘Dusty Pink’ Magnolia sprengeri ‘Dusty Pink’ Magnolia sprengeri ‘Dusty Pink’ Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’…

7th April

…Magnolia ‘Lili Diva’. Magnolia ‘Lili Diva’ Magnolia ‘Columnar Pink’ is accurately named. Not a great flower but certainly a columnar habit. Magnolia ‘Columnar Pink’ Magnolia ‘Columnar Pink’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’…

11th March

…Chionodoca ‘Pink Giant’ – a good light pink form too which appeared to self sow itself. Chionodoca ‘Pink Giant’ Chionodoca ‘Pink Giant’ Chionodoca ‘Pink Giant’ And a few more novelties…

17th May

…about what we might cut tomorrow morning.Rhododendron loderi ‘Pink Diamond’ is battered to bits and quite useless. Just a few flowers left with the colour faded. Faded Rhododendron loderi ‘Pink