7th May

…the first time. Rhododendron rubiginosum ‘Ted Millais’ As fine a blue as anyone could find! Rhododendron augustinii ‘Penheale Blue’. Rhododendron augustinii ‘Penheale Blue’ Rhododendron augustinii ‘Penheale Blue’ Rhododendron zaleucum nearby…

5th May

…Mag nitida fully out but flowers touched with frost – all daffs over – Rho augustinii at its best – several peonies out in Tin Garden – a pink Kurume…

10th April

Augustinii and Augustinii hybrids very good. Mag alba superba is very striking though only lately planted. Camellia reticulata at its best, the double cherries and the common primrose also. 1924…

2nd May

…Rhododendron augustinii looking delicate in the rain Rhododendron augustinii The dwarf Rhododendron valentianum just coming out Rhododendron valentianum 2015 – CHW A filthy day with strong wind. The plants are…

4th May

…is quite enough for one outing. 1996 – FJW Maurice Blandford died. 1992 – FJW Open Day. 1200. 1964 – FJW Garden near peak. Augustinii excellent. Where oh where is…

25th April

…Halesia diptera The tallest Pinus monticola in the UK. Pinus monticola Pinus monticola A group of three Rhododendron augustinii ‘Electra’. Rhododendron augustinii ‘Electra’ Horrors in the grotto! Horrors in the…

22nd April

…– JCW Far behind 1918-19-20-21. Auklandii not started, Augustinii hardly started, Orbiculare not started. Only ½ Calophytum open, Cherries in drive are ½ out, Subhirtella and dependens on the wane….

29th April

…indeed which I had always called ‘Penheale Blue’. On looking it up ‘Penheale Blue’ is a different cross but we could both be correct! Rhododendron augustinii ‘Electra Group’ Rhododendron augustinii

22nd May

…the big beds. Standish hybrids are good and so Sappho x auklandii, Roylei just opening, but a very few Azaleas open. Azalea amoena is good. Azalea mollis comes on. Augustinii

1st May

…its best. Kobus and salicifolia over. Conspicua at its best. Denudata nearly over. Some nice Augustinii.   1918 – JCW Auklandii’s begin to wane. Cherries very much so. Recurvas well…