26th March

…than usual and a very good form. Rhododendron ‘Praecox’ Rhododendron ‘Praecox’ Rhododendron ‘Praecox’ The Magnolia dawsoniana seedling outside the front arch is at its best. Magnolia dawsoniana Magnolia dawsoniana Magnolia…

5th March

…bad year for Rho praecox. Mag denudata Wilson has but one flower open. Lutescens is very good indeed.1926 – JCW Rho praecox nearly over. Some Sutchuenense are good, more Calophytums,…

31st March

…S. chinensis. It is hard to say which of the two species is the best for your own garden. Either are pretty good value! Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox

11th April

…out and a bit chewed by roe deer. STACHYRUS praecox STACHYRUS praecox STACHYRUS praecox MAGNOLIA ‘Sunray’ MAGNOLIA ‘Sunray’ Magnolia ‘Sunray’ has its first four flowers. Nothing to write home about…

22nd November

…Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox Sorbus folgneri ‘Emiel’ still has some fruits amid the last remnants of autumn colour. Sorbus folgneri ‘Emiel’ Prunus ‘Shirotae’ is as good a mix of colours…

2nd March

…some nice rhododendron combinations in the cash point: praecox and ‘Bric-a-Brac’ praecox and ‘Bric-a-Brac’ praecox and ‘Christmas Cheer’ praecox and ‘Christmas Cheer’ ‘Ostara’ and cilpinense ‘Ostara’ and cilpinense ‘Ostara’ and…

27th February

…young Lindera praecox ready now for planting out. A new species to us and available at the nursery also. Lindera praecox Lindera praecox Illicium philipinense, also a new species for…

27th January

…JCW R praecox, ciliatum, arboreum, lutescens, dahuricum, argenteum, scarlet hybrid (arbo x Thomsonii), barbatum are all opening, various daffs, Camellia Lady Clare, Clematis armandii, snowdrops and Coums nice. 1911 –…

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…

8th April

…by cold so far. Eucalyptus mannifera var. praecox Eucalyptus mannifera var. praecox Eucalyptus mannifera var. praecox Eucalyptus simonosii – 2014 planted and now also 30-35ft or so with wonderful bark….