24th April

…fade quickly once open. A common feature of the big leaf species. Rhododendron protistum var giganteum Rhododendron protistum var giganteum Rhododendron protistum var giganteum Rhododendron protistum var giganteum Rhododendron protistum…

23rd February

…it. Rhododendron giganteum Rhododendron giganteum Rhododendron giganteum Polyspora speciosa with strong scent (very attractive) and pink in the petals. The best form/species seen so far today. Polyspora speciosa Polyspora speciosa…

13th April

…cold. Cardiocrinum giganteum A few cardiocrinum plants are producing flowering spikes. These have been put aside for Chelsea. Cardiocrinum giganteum A new plant to us; Grevillea ‘Bronze Rambler’ has unusual…

12th May

…flower Beschorneria flower Beschorneria flower The Cardiocrinum giganteum however has not moved much into flower. Very fat stalk but little progress sadly. Cardiocrinum giganteum Cardiocrinum giganteum Look how perfect this…

4th May

…‘Georgette’ Rhododendron loderi ‘Georgette’ A hundred and twenty foot tall Sequoiadendron giganteum Sequoiadendron giganteum Sequoiadendron giganteum Ilex dipyrena Ilex dipyrena Ilex dipyrena Rhododendron ‘Jubilee Queen’ (loderi ‘Venus’ x Rose du…

7th October

…trees in a wind. Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus A magnificent Sequoiadendron giganteum in the grounds of Allenheads House. Sequoiadendron giganteum Sequoiadendron giganteum A huge Fagus sylvatica…

9th April

…before. Meliosma oldhamii Meliosma oldhamii Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘Pygmaeum’ trailing over a fence. The reversions growing out of the top need removing. Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘Pygmaeum’ Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘Pygmaeum’ A gnarled old…

21st July

…Cyclamen hederifolium Odd to see mature seed heads on carpenteria so early. mature seed heads on carpenteria Seed forming on Cardiocrinum giganteum in the show tunnel. Cardiocrinum giganteum 2016 –…

28th January

…we saw recently on the drive. Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ Rabbit damage to the base of a 12-15ft tall young Sequoiadendron giganteum. Sequoiadendron giganteum Intense flowering on a…

26th February

…Mr Garden – no Campbellii – much as ‘61 but no Giganteum. All Hamamellis over – very speedily. 1961 – FJW Donkey Shoe Robusta is ½ out. Some flowers collected…