9th May

…RHODODENDRON crassum RHODODENDRON crassum Rhododendron crassum is pink in bud and the smell was just coming. Too far out already for Chelsea though. RHODODENDRON ‘Berts Own’ Rhododendron ‘Berts Own’ is…

21st October

crassum. Unusual! Rhododendron crassum Ilex latifolia laden with seeds above the greenhouse. Well worth growing a few. Ilex latifolia Ilex latifolia Ilex x altaclerensis ‘Camelliifolia’ in a similar condition not…

20th June

…griffithii in much the same state. Illicium griffithii The Rhododendron maddenii above Orchid House Nursery with its unusually huge flower trusses compared to Rhododendron maddenii subsp. crassum or Rhododendron polyandrum…

26th April

…much more yellow when full out? Magnolia ‘Judy Zuk’ Magnolia ‘Judy Zuk’ Magnolia ‘Judy Zuk’ First two flowers out on Rhododendron crassum. Again a month early. Rhododendron crassum Rhododendron chapmanii…

17th May

…Rhododendron crassum as well. Rhododendron crassum Phlomis fruiticosa full out on the bank. A clump of 20ft x 10ft now. Phlomis fruiticosa Phlomis fruiticosa Weigelia ‘Rubidor’ with yellow margined and…

8th May

…of the other ‘smellies’. Rhododendron formosum Rhododendron crassum just out in places with huge flowers. Rhododendron crassum Stachyurus salicifolius looking very fine. Stachyurus salicifolius Attractive new growth on a young…

9th October

…focus. Unripe and green seed heads on Rhododendron crassum. Rhododendron crassum Unripe seed clusters on Enkianthus campanulatus. Enkianthus campanulatus Unripe seeds on Styrax formosanus. Sadly these photographs were out of…

14th June

…flower on Rhododendron crassum. Rhododendron crassum A huge inflorescence on Lithocarpus hancei. Far greater than I have ever seen before so perhaps even some acorns eventually? Lithocarpus hancei Lithocarpus hancei…

22nd June

…pekinensis First flowers on Rhododendron maddenii below Donkey Shoe. Very like Rhododendron crassum really which is now over. Rhododendron maddenii This Rhododendron keysii absolutely full out at the wrong time…

18th February

…seedlings) 6. Crassum and Bo Peep nearly blown out of ground. 7. Slip Rail Insignis + Oak (this happened in March) knocked down Mrs Butler and shaved white Campbellii. 8….