12th April

…‘Dobro’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ – another red full double. Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Nuccios Ruby’…

26th April

…re dead New Zealand acers)Telopea ‘Shady Lady White’ now full out in all its glory. Telopea ‘Shady Lady White’ Telopea ‘Shady Lady White’ Sorbus wardii in full flower. Sorbus wardii…

11th March

…Aucuba japonica ‘Dentata’ 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…

13th March

…Salix fargesii Salix fargesii Camellia ‘Pink Icicle’ has very variable flowers as they open fully. Camellia ‘Pink Icicle’ Camellia ‘Pink Icicle’ Magnolia ‘Cecil Nice’ about to open. Magnolia ‘Cecil Nice’…

14th April

…Magnolia ‘Pink Surprise’ (Magnolia ‘Galaxy’ x Magnolia ‘Toro’) flowering properly for the first time. Magnolia ‘Pink Surprise’ Magnolia ‘Pink Surprise’ Magnolia ‘Pink Surprise’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ is now fully open and…

24th June

…forgotten that we still have one really decent clump of Rhododendron royalii ‘Pink Flush’. Rhododendron royalii ‘Pink Flush’ Rhododendron royalii ‘Pink Flush’ Rhododendron royalii ‘Pink Flush’ Probably the best thing…

2nd June

Pinkish red with an orange flare. Hugely scented in today’s heatwave and gentler east winds. Pinkish red Pinkish red Pinkish red Pinkish red Then a red one with an orange…

10th April

…speciosissima TELOPEA speciosissima Rhododendron ‘Lady Alice Fitzwilliam’ on the drive. Rhododendron ‘Lady Alice Fitzwilliam’ Rhododendron ‘Lady Alice Fitzwilliam’ Rhododendron ‘Lady Alice Fitzwilliam’ Rhododendron burmanicum equally good beside it. Rhododendron burmanicum…

24th February

…of this species ‘Pink Parchment’? Nicer than our original actually and seems stronger growing. Magnolia zenii ‘Pink Parchment’ Magnolia zenii ‘Pink Parchment’ Magnolia ‘Charles Raffil’ with two flowers so far…

24th April

…have not! The reddish one I discover is ‘Salmon Pink Cushion’ and the pinker one is ‘Gerards Salmon’. Well worth propagating now! Azalea ‘Salmon Pink Cushion’ Azalea ‘Salmon Pink Cushion’…