11th June

…is Rhododendron maddenii with the most enormous scented flowers. Definitely one for Asia to concentrate on with cuttings soon. Possibly worth a name in its own right. Rhododendron maddenii Rhododendron…

6th July

…deemed to be a form of Rhododendron maddenii by the boffins but this of course is out in April to May rather than June to July. Rhododendron maddenii Rhododendron maddenii

April 2018 Irish trip ( Day 2)

…obtusa phillicoides. Chamaecyparis obtusa phillicoides Chamaecyparis obtusa phillicoides The largest Rhododendorn maddenii I have ever seen with gorgeous peeling bark. Rhododendorn maddenii Rhododendorn maddenii The battery tower built by the…

3rd August

…catch the scent of the last few flowers on Rhododendron maddenii amid the Hoheria clump. Rhododendron maddenii Rhododendron maddenii Hoheria sextylosa ‘Pendula’ still in tight bud. Hoheria sextylosa ‘Pendula’ Amazingly…

21st June

…flowers. One for Asia to propagate from seed and cuttings. Did any root last year? Rhododendron maddenii Rhododendron maddenii Ross has started to fell a few beech and sycamore trees…

2nd January

…Higher Quarry Nursery to replant soon. new clearing above Higher Quarry Nursery Jaimie has moved some layers of Rhododendron maddenii from Donkey Shoe to a corner of this new area….

20th June

…Eurya japonica Eurya japonica – cannot now find the seed pods but never mind. Rhododendron maddenii Rhododendron maddenii This clump of Rhododendron maddenii still in tight bud so must remember…

5th November

…while the smaller ‘runty’ plant has a reddish hue. Unusual or is one dying? Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Wallaby’ 2017 – CHW The clump of Rhododendron maddenii at Donkey Shoe had to…

24th May

…looks like a seriously good form of Rhododendron maddenii. Chip Luma rhodo Chip Luma rhodo Chip Luma rhodo Tom Hudson has kindly sent me a picture of his Halesia macgregorii…

19th April

…at best – Arboreums going over.Davidsonianum and Augustinii just coming well out also Auklandii hybrids and some Auklandii. Michelias very good. An odd bit if Maddenii. Still a lot of…