26th March

praecox has shorter and chubbier flower tassels than Stachyurus chinensis. Flowering properly here for the first time. The leaves are yellow variegated. Stachyurus praecox ‘Joy Forever’ Stachyurus praecox ‘Joy Forever’…

5th March

…hybrids are very good.1928 – JCW A bad year for Rho praecox. Mag denudata Wilson has but one flower open. Lutescens is very good indeed.1926 – JCW Rho praecox nearly…

31st March

…the best for your own garden. Either are pretty good value! Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus salicifolius is another rather smaller leaved evergreen which is still…

11th April

…are any match for Stachyurus chinensis in flower but these are not yet fully out and a bit chewed by roe deer. STACHYRUS praecox STACHYRUS praecox STACHYRUS praecox MAGNOLIA ‘Sunray’…

22nd November

…plant in the nursery photographed yesterday. Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox Sorbus folgneri ‘Emiel’ still has some fruits amid the last remnants of autumn colour. Sorbus folgneri ‘Emiel’ Prunus ‘Shirotae’ is…

2nd March

…by the cold wind. Schefflera macrophylla Schefflera macrophylla 2020 – CHW A trip to Burncoose and some nice rhododendron combinations in the cash point: praecox and ‘Bric-a-Brac’ praecox and ‘Bric-a-Brac’…

27th February

…nursery also. Lindera praecox Lindera praecox Illicium philipinense, also a new species for planting out today, with its first flowers. This is going into the new clearing in the Rookery….

27th January

…plough engine rolled the drive for the first time. 1912 – JCW R praecox, ciliatum, arboreum, lutescens, dahuricum, argenteum, scarlet hybrid (arbo x Thomsonii), barbatum are all opening, various daffs,…

19th February

…annual survey list as dangerous to the public to cross off. beech beech Rhododendron ‘Praecox’ in the nursery. Rhododendron ‘Praecox’ 2021 – CHW The foundations for the new laundry processing…

RHS Savill Garden Pictures 2018

…Carlyon’ Camellia ‘E T R Carlyon’ Camellia ‘E T R Carlyon’ A gigantic multi-stemmed Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox Rhododendron ‘Minaura’ (minus x dauricum) an extraordinary colour…