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

…‘Sweet Tea’ with a nice colour mix. x Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’ x Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’ Heuchera ‘Obsidian’ is proving a strong seller. Heuchera ‘Obsidian’ Heuchera ‘Obsidian’ Heuchera ‘Fire Chief’ is…

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…

24th April

…American product presumably as seed via the Magnolia Society International. MAGNOLIA ‘Green Bee’ MAGNOLIA ‘Green Bee’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ is another Belgian from Philippe de Spoelberch which is good but…

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…

14th May

…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 just coming out…

4th June

…its superb berries and autumn colour last year. Sorbus folgneri ‘Emiel’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ is looking good on the drive but not as good as ‘Daphne’. Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Magnolia…

8th April

…‘getting 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…

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…

9th April

…A busy bumble bee. Bumble bee Old deer damage to the trunk of a big leafed rhodo has affected its growth quite considerably. Deer damaged rhodie Symplocos aff. sumuntia full…