4th June

…plant was tiny when planted out only five to six years ago. Styrax japonicus ‘Evening Light’ Rhododendron griersonianum now full out. Rhododendron griersonianum Rhododendron nuttallii nearly over. Not much different…

13th June

…usual and easily the best rhododendron show in the garden today. Rhododendron griersonianum Rhododendron griersonianum Rhododendron griersonianum A few flowers still (as usual) on Camellia ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ in mid-June. Camellia…

19th May

…seems to be the contorted branch growth of polyandrum. Rhododendron polyandrum Rhododendron polyandrum Rhododendron griersonianum has always been a sparse flowerer but this clump is very old indeed. Rhododendron griersonianum

9th December

…of secondary new growth on Rhododendron griersonianum. Rhododendron griersonianum Rhododendron griersonianum Still plenty of leaf on a young Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’. Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ First and solitary flower on Camellia…

29th June

…good flowers a month or more later. Rhododendron griersonianum Rhododendron griersonianum Magnolia ‘Genie’ still has a couple of decent-ish flowers as well three months after first showing colour. Magnolia ‘Genie’…

11th June

…Rhododendron royalei hybrid Last flower too on the Rhododendron lindleyi clump. Rhododendron lindleyi The old original Rhododendron griersonianum has, however, only just come fully out. Rhododendron griersonianum The Embothrium above…

6th July

…flowers on Rhododendron auriculatum. Rhododendron auriculatum Rhododendron griersonianum still with some descent flowers. Rhododendron griersonianum I have nearly missed the flowers on Mahonia x savilliana. Mahonia x savilliana The best…

14th June

…changed for a year. bark bark Rhododendron griersonianum nearly over. Rhododendron griersonianum Photinia macrophylla with neither big leaves nor flowers but this plant suffered in The Beast. Photinia macrophylla Photinia…

21st July

…the very best. Ivey’s Escallonia is very good indeed. Some good Griersonianum hybrids to move near the Hovel after clearing all of the cotoneasters out. 1932 – JCW Ivey’s Escallonia…

1st July

…good this year.1932 Just as in 1927 apparently in every detail. 1927 – JCW Came from Scotland, they have had good rain here, Griersonianum, Maddeni, Styrax wilsonii all very good….