1st February

…ovalifolia Lyonia ovalifolia An elderly clump of Rhododendron formosum is rejuvenating well from the base also in Higher Quarry Nursery beside the Lyonia. It too was crushed by the same…

8th May

formosum which is (this year) later than most of the other ‘smellies’. Rhododendron formosum Rhododendron crassum just out in places with huge flowers. Rhododendron crassum Stachyurus salicifolius looking very fine….

28th March

…‘Anya’ Magnolia ‘Anya’ Magnolia ‘Anya’ Magnolia pseudokobus ‘Kubishimodoki’ just into flower in several places in the garden. Magnolia pseudokobus ‘Kubishimodoki’ Magnolia pseudokobus ‘Kubishimodoki’ We have often showed Rhododendron formosum at…

24th April

…weeks when still soft (fragrantissimum, formosum, Princess Alice, Lady Alice Fitzwilliam, Berts Own, HarryTagg, Anne Teese, ciliicalyx, Countess of Haddington, Michaels Pride etc). Outside the backyard on the bank are…

18th May

…Rhododendron formosum crosses. Hugely scented and in perfect condition today. However everything we cut turned out to be Lady Alice! Rhododendron ‘Lady Alice Fitzwilliam’ The Fuchsia exorticatica growing beside the…

29th April

…wood shavings. The lyonia has been cut down and will obviously reshoot but a fine clump of Rhododendron formosum is no more and also the old clump of Rhododendron camplogynum…

6th May

…and both Rhododendron edgeworthii x Rhododendron formosum. The backdrop here is Fuchsia excorticata which has been in flower since mid-January. The Arum lilies are untouched by the winter and in…

28th May

…Montana (white) and Chrysocom as good, also Azaleas. Rhodo’s other than Waterers mostly over except Ovatum, Roylei and Formosum. 1897 – JCW The pink thorns are nearly over, we have…