8th May

…insignificant flowers which is a bit of a surprise for a Halesia. Perhaps they will develop? Halesia macgregorii First flowers on Rhododendron formosum which is (this year) later than most…

24th April

…taken in four to six 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…

18th May

…hardly tell the difference and they are both Rhododendron edgeworthii x Rhododendron formosum crosses. Hugely scented and in perfect condition today. However everything we cut turned out to be Lady…

29th April

…of Rhododendron formosum is no more and also the old clump of Rhododendron camplogynum has been destroyed. newly planted out specie rhododendrons newly planted out specie rhododendrons The new rhododendron…

6th May

…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 full flower already Granny’s…

28th May

…the thorns are very good. 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…