21st April

…the Rockery. Rhododendron campylogynum Azalea ‘Tebotan’ covered in flower. Azalea ‘Tebotan’ Azalea ‘Tebotan’ Rhododendron ‘Wee Bee’ (left) and ‘Ginny Gee’ (right) look superb today. Rhododendron ‘Wee Bee’ (left) and ‘Ginny…

22nd April

…‘Ginny Gee’ Rhododendron ‘Ginny Gee’ Rhododendron ‘Wee Bee’ is smaller growing and less plastered in flower than its neighbour. Rhododendron ‘Wee Bee’ Rhododendron ‘Wee Bee’ These Rhododendron russatum are the…

25th April

…superb too. Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Betula utilis ‘Wakehurst Place Chocolate’ (Wakehurst Chocolate is easier) is another good new birch variety. The bark will become better but it…

18th July

…is a spreading variety which does not grow tall like ‘Burgundy’. Planted in 2005 below Slip Rail. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Pee Wee’ Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Pee Wee’ Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ above…

24th April

…inflict it even on your mother-in-law. Clearly an American product presumably as seed via the Magnolia Society International. MAGNOLIA ‘Green Bee’ MAGNOLIA ‘Green Bee’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ is another Belgian…

14th May

…we saw last autumn. Sorbus folgneri ‘Emiel’ Sorbus folgneri ‘Emiel’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ turns yellow when full out! Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Azalea ‘White Throat’, a double, is…

4th June

…‘Green Bee’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Enkianthus hirtinervus is just out, much later into flower than every other species and variety. Enkianthus hirtinervus Rhododendron ‘Treberrick’, one of Dad’s last hybrids, is…

9th May

…– CHW I had been hunting Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ for some weeks and finally found it well up the drive. Although greenish in bud it really is a very good…

8th April

…on’ which is unexpected. The Historic Houses association newsletters have been useful in the last two weeks as well. Amusingly the Scottish government has decreed that country houses open and…

2nd May

…Ribes longiracemosa with its first extended flowers in the Isla Rose Plantation. Ribes longiracemosa Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ is another good one. Nearly as good as ‘Lois’ and ‘Daphne’ Magnolia ‘Green…