23rd February

…very fine indeed. Rhododendron protistum x Rhododendron macabeanum Rhododendron protistum x Rhododendron macabeanum Rhododendron protistum x Rhododendron macabeanum Rhododendron protistum x Rhododendron macabeanum Rhododendron protistum x Rhododendron macabeanum Rhododendron giganteum…

24th May

…been away at Chelsea. Rhododendron macabeanum Rhododendron macabeanum Rhododendron macabeanum The first flowering on a rhododendron grown from a cutting given to us by Chip Luma. It looks like a…

21st March

…in 2010. A Crug collection with especially red flowers. Acer japonicum Acer japonicum The best Rhododendron macabeanum just about out. Rhododendron macabeanum Rhododendron macabeanum Our own Magnolia ‘Tropicana’ raised, named…

28th March

macabeanum is just starting. Slight wind damage. Rhododendron macabeanum Rhododendron macabeanum Rhododendron bauhuiniiflorum is relatively little known but quite a show at its best. Compact growing and probably one to…

31st March

macabeanum is nearly full out. Not that many flowers this year which is fine. Rhododendron macabeanum Rhododendron macabeanum This is incorrectly labelled as Magnolia soulangeana ‘Sundew’. It is identical to…

8th April

…Rhododendron macabeanum at its very best. Splendid and a first prize at Savill. Rhododendron macabeanum Rhododendron macabeanum Likewise Rhododendron ‘Duke of Cornwall’. This went into the bin at the show…

April 2018 Irish trip ( Day 2)

…firma – I am getting a liking for abies! Abies firma Abies firma Abies firma Cupressus arizonica in flower. Cupressus arizonica A fine Rhododendron macabeanum. Rhododendron macabeanum Rhododendron macabeanum Chamaecyparis…

12th April

…of this city livery company!On the tour the best Rhododendron macabeanum is just coming out. Rhododendron macabeanum Nearby the newly registered Magnolia ‘Tropicana’ has snuck out without us noticing. It…

9th April

…Azalea ‘Hino Crimson’ Azalea ‘Hino Crimson’ Azalea ‘Hino Crimson’ Rhododendron macabeanum Rhododendron macabeanum Pieris ‘White Pearl’ Pieris ‘White Pearl’ If you want to see other nice things at the show…

7th April

…: Class 1 – 4th with Prunus serrulate ‘Shipotae’, Stachyurus chinensis, Pieris ‘Charles Michael’ and Osmanthus delavayi Class 9 – 2nd with R. praestans and a 4th with macabeanum. Class…