25th February

…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 falconeri layers…

27th April

…decorum, R. falconeri sp., R. macabeanum, R. falconeri ssp. eximeum, R. sinogrande sp. Awarded the Lionel de Rothschild Challenge Cup Rothschild Challenge Cup 6 different species Rhododendron trusses Any hybrid…

12th May

…nodes and is making a decent clump. Himalayacalamus falconeri Himalayacalamus falconeri Himalayacalamus falconeri New growth and flowers on Sorbus wilsoniana. Sorbus wilsoniana Sorbus wilsoniana Acer campbellii var. frangipanense with flower…

24th May

…is how much the grass and trash has grown in a week despite no rain and how quickly the garlic and bluebells have died down. Rhododendron falconeri Rhododendron falconeri Rhododendron…

27th May

…Crataegus species have now flowered but I have missed a couple while away. Crataegus pontica Crataegus pontica Rhododendron falconeri has also come full out during the Chelsea absence. Rhododendron falconeri

8th May

…again early. Rhododendron falconeri Rhododendron falconeri Bronzy new growth replaces the flowers on Rhododendron williamsianum. Rhododendron williamsianum Rhododendron williamsianum Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’ that went to Chelsea a couple of times…

5th October

…own mind up) Fargesia utilis Fargesia utilis Fargesia utilis Fargesia utilis Himalaycalamus falconeri (useless even for a donkey) Himalaycalamus falconeri Himalaycalamus falconeri Himalaycalamus falconeri I am assured that this blog…

25th April

…Rhododendron falconeri, 40 to 50 years old. Rhododendron falconeri Rhododendron falconeri Rhododendron rex which has fallen over. Not positive that the name label is correct. One of the very few…

29th May

…collection to photograph and then you will have seen nearly all of them. Rhododendron falconeri Rhododendron falconeri The towering 1950s Rhododendron falconeri, the last of the big leaf species to…

29th June

…which is getting away into a decent clump. Himalayacalamus falconeri Himalayacalamus falconeri The clump of Azalea indica outside the front gate is properly out now. There are six different colours…