25th February

…into a specially cleared new site in dappled shade. Rhododendron falconeri layers Rhododendron falconeri layers Each one was carefully mulched and watered in. Rhododendron falconeri layers Rhododendron falconeri layers Rhododendron…

24th May

…and bluebells have died down. Rhododendron falconeri Rhododendron falconeri Rhododendron falconeri This is probably a self-sown seedling of Paeonia delavayi but, judging by its colour, it is actually crossed with…

8th May

…The east wind has seen to that. Rhododendron ‘Linda’ First flowers out on Rhododendron falconeri – again early. Rhododendron falconeri Rhododendron falconeri Bronzy new growth replaces the flowers on Rhododendron…

5th October

…rufa Fargesia rufa Fargesia utilis (make your own mind up) Fargesia utilis Fargesia utilis Fargesia utilis Fargesia utilis Himalaycalamus falconeri (useless even for a donkey) Himalaycalamus falconeri Himalaycalamus falconeri Himalaycalamus…

12th May

…have to be cut off soon to keep the clump in check. Chimonobambusa tumidissinoda Chimonobambusa tumidissinoda Himalayacalamus falconeri has attractive stem nodes and is making a decent clump. Himalayacalamus falconeri

25th April

falconeri Rhododendron falconeri Rhododendron rex which has fallen over. Not positive that the name label is correct. One of the very few plants labelled at all which is absurd in…

29th May

…campanulatus var campanulatus. I have only two or three more enkianthus in the collection to photograph and then you will have seen nearly all of them. Rhododendron falconeri Rhododendron falconeri

29th June

…different ones. Carpinus fangiana Carpinus fangiana Himalayacalamus falconeri is another bamboo species which is getting away into a decent clump. Himalayacalamus falconeri Himalayacalamus falconeri The clump of Azalea indica outside…

30th May

falconeri is out and nearly over in ten days. Rhododendron falconeri A rather nice old red rhodo by the Acer griseum is the best thing at the top of the…

24th January

…squirrels doing either or both of these? chunks of moss Still prominent seed heads on Stewartia pteropetiolata. Stewartia pteropetiolata A good set of well rooted layers of Rhododendron falconeri soon…