24th April

Alice’ Rhododendron ‘Princess Alice’ Rhododendron ‘Princess Alice’ 2018 – CHW Last week’s heatwave while we were away in Ireland has certainly brought the rhodos rushing out but with a short…

19th April

…out. Rhododendron davidsonianum Azara dentata plastered in flower. Azara dentata Azara dentata Azara dentata Rhododendron ‘Princess Alice’ at its best. Pinkish in bud. Rhododendron ‘Princess Alice’ Rhododendron ‘Princess Alice’ Rhododendron…

21st March

…x Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Princess Margaret’ which should have been named ‘Windsor Surprise’ but for the princesses’ intervention. Caerhays bred along with ‘Kew Surprise’. Magnolia campbellii ‘Princess Margaret’…

27th February

Princess’ now full out in one of the greenhouses. Daphne ‘Perfume Princess’ Daphne ‘Perfume Princess’ Daphne ‘Perfume Princess’ Daphne ‘Perfume Princess’ A few new varieties of camellias recently imported from…

10th April

…on the drive. Rhododendron ‘Lady Alice Fitzwilliam’ Rhododendron ‘Lady Alice Fitzwilliam’ Rhododendron ‘Lady Alice Fitzwilliam’ Rhododendron burmanicum equally good beside it. Rhododendron burmanicum Rhododendron burmanicum First flower out ridiculously early…

25th June

…visit from Lizzie’s mother (Alice), her long-time nurse (Olivia) and gardener (Hugh). Alice was 92 on the Saturday. The plane is four hours late arriving at Newquay on the Friday…

18th May

Alice! Rhododendron ‘Lady Alice Fitzwilliam’ The Fuchsia exorticatica growing beside the front door Lady Alice is flowering more profusely than I have ever seen it. There were flowers here in…

1st May

…Rhododendron ‘Princess Alice’ at its best above the greenhouse. Rhododendron ‘Princess Alice’ Need to work out the names for these two (probably Wilson 50) evergreen azaleas above the greenhouse. The…

13th April

…very sparse flowers. Three in fact on the whole 20 plus year old bush! Camellia ‘Tiny Princess’ Camellia ‘Tiny Princess’ Camellia ‘Tiny Princess’ Prunus ‘Gyoiko’ here is a new plant…

31st March

…‘Princess Margaret’. Very late out for a campbellii. The plant in Kennel Close is now our best example of ‘Princess Margaret’. Another has partially keeled over. Magnolia campbellii ‘Princess Margaret’…