24th May

…how quickly the garlic 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…

5th October

…(useless even for a donkey) Himalaycalamus falconeri Himalaycalamus falconeri Himalaycalamus falconeri I am assured that this blog will now attract bamboo admirers! Well done Google. Whoever thought plants were dull!…

29th May

falconeri The towering 1950s Rhododendron falconeri, the last of the big leaf species to flower are just passing their best. Time for some layering here. Gaultheria Gaultheria An odd and…

25th April

…old. Rhododendron 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…

9th April

…Rhododendron ‘Olympic Lady’ Rhododendron ‘Pook’ – a williamsianum hybrid. Rhododendron ‘Pook’ Rhododendron ‘Arthur’ – a williamsianum hybrid. Rhododendron ‘Arthur’ Rhododendron falconeri ssp eximium Rhododendron falconeri ssp eximium Azalea ‘Oino-Mezame’ –…

30th May

…mathotianas and ‘Waterlily’. Thankfully Jaimie and Michael have sorted most of the rhododendron layering while we were away. Rhododendron falconeri is out and nearly over in ten days. Rhododendron falconeri

6th May

…is very good. Several hybrids are well open i.e nigra, Brozzoni, alba, superba and speciosa etc. Falconeri is just opening. Auklandii is very good, much of it is to come….

8th October

…– Himalayacalmus falconeri. This has grown poorly and only two survive from the original clump of three or five. This lot are more exposed to wind but the survivors seem…

8th May

…at its best, Dalhousi open, Falconeri, Royali, Fortunei, Yunnanense. Many of the Azaleas, I korolkowi at their best. Primroses just over. I picked some Santa Maria and Emperor under glass….

7th May

…poor this year. Berberis stenophylla good. Falconeri really fine for the first time. Azalea amoena V.G. 1905 – JCW Recurvas nearly all open, and picked my last seedling today, just…