23rd May

…Millais Nurseries Rhododendron ‘Glendoick Velvet’ Rhododendron ‘Glendoick Velvet’ Rhododendron ‘Glendoick Velvet’ – plastered, but not my colour. Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’ Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’ Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’ – Millais. Shy flowerer….

25th May

…azalea Rhododendron ‘Glendoick Velvet’ is one I normally miss over Chelsea week. Very fine here with a hint of a yellow stripe amid the dark purple. Rhododendron ‘Glendoick Velvet’ Rhododendron…

26th March

…Nothing startling really. Magnolia ‘Cup Cake’ Magnolia ‘Cup Cake’ Magnolia ‘Black Velvet’ is a surprising white with, I admit, a blackish velvety stem. Wrongly named? No idea as it is…

20th May

…‘Mrs Lionel de Rothschild’ Rhododendron yakushimanum looking good as well in a clump on Burns Banks. Rhododendron yakushimanum Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Red Velvet’ out on Burns Bank. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Red Velvet’…

6th May

…this which grew near the Burncoose Lodge had a much floppier habit and more ruffled flowers. These too are 100 year old plants. Azalea ‘Tebotan’ Azalea ‘Tebotan’ Rhododendron ‘Yaku Fairy’…

1st July

…houses has ruffled edges to its petals as it should. I now need to check its bark. My tentative conclusion is that The Plantsman’s attempt to be definitive as to…

3rd August

…good ruffled flowered form. Leucanthemum ‘Ooh La Spider’ Interested to see these willow creations which would look good in the right situation if pruned and maintained. Stupidly I forgot to…

10th May

…These are what Jaimie and Michael attempted using griffithianum as the seed parent and a variety of different pollen parents as shown. R.GRIFFITHIANUM x glendoick em velvet cross R.GRIFFITHIANUM x…

28th May

…whatever I think. Schefflera taiwania Schefflera taiwania Schefflera macrophylla has lovely brown ‘velvet’ on its new growth as it emerges above its gigantic leaves. A sure fire winner and seller….

6th January

…Alniphyllum aff eberhardtii Flower buds on Michelia doltsopa still covered in velvet indumentum. Two years ago they were blown open in January on this elderly tree. Some way to go…