19th June

…‘Midsommer Maiden’ Another form of Rhododendron royallii ‘Royal Flush’ full out which is I think a solitary survivor of what was ‘Royal Flush Apricot’. ‘Royal Flush Apricot’ ‘Royal Flush Apricot’…

16th June

…A huge effort which paid off. The Royal Marines band. Royal Marines band An unusual performance on the lawn accompanied by a group. performance performance Morris dancers? Morris dancers? Morris…

26th May

…a huge clump overhanging the drive offset either side by forms of Azalea pontica. Azalea ‘Narcissiflorum’ Azalea ‘Narcissiflorum’ Azalea ‘Narcissiflorum’ Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ is similar to ‘Royal Command’ but with…

26th December

…procreate. Rhododendron ‘Royal Flush’ Rhododendron ‘Royal Flush’ Rhododendron ‘Royal Flush’ The Fuchsia exorticatica outside the front door is again out for Christmas. This New Zealand species flowers on bare stems…

8th April

…‘Sem’ – superb double new coloured growth. Prunus ‘Royal Burgundy’ – well worth stocking. Prunus ‘Royal Burgundy’ Prunus ‘Royal Burgundy’ Xanthorhiza simplicissima – the huge spreading clump which I first…

29th May

…survivors from the original six forms. Not the best ones of course. Rhododendron ‘Royal Flush’ – yellow form Rhododendron ‘Royal Flush’ – yellow form A carpet of fallen flowers under…

17th March

…Star’ Magnolia ‘Royal Crown’ nicely out in a tunnel. Magnolia ‘Royal Crown’ Magnolia ‘Royal Crown’ Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ likewise. Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Rhododendron russatum now full out and a striking…

14th March

…with a similar or wider width. An impressive show. Magnolia stellata ‘Royal Star’ Magnolia stellata ‘Royal Star’ This is labelled Magnolia stellata ‘Jane Platt’ (syn. stellata ‘Rosea’). It is certainly…

15th April

…one to us but clearly in the ‘Peachy’/’Daybreak’ category. Magnolia ‘Royal Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Royal Splendour’ Cestrum ‘Newellii’ full out in flower in the nursery. Cestrum ‘Newellii’ Rhododendron williamsianum x martinianum…

12th June

…up but seems happy enough without. Hydgrangea scandens Hydgrangea scandens Hydgrangea scandens Three plants of Rhododendron royalii ‘Yellow Flush Form’ planted in 2008 are looking well although the rain has…