18th June

…Rhododendron sanguineum by the pond. Shy to flower but a very dark red indeed. Rhododendron sanguineum Rhododendron sanguineum Magnolia ‘Yellow Fever’ still has the odd late flower on the lawn….

20th June

…didymum (or something close to it) is flowering late (as it should) by Georges Hut. Rhododendron sanguineum ssp didymum Rhododendron sanguineum ssp didymum The first of several elderly Rhododendron fortunei…

21st February

sanguineum ‘White Icicle’ just coming out on the drive. Ribes sanguineum ‘White Icicle’ Ribes sanguineum ‘White Icicle’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Sidbury’ is the first magnolia here to be full out this…

1st March

…out on the drive. Magnolia campbellii ‘Charles Raffil’ Leaves already on Acer mandchuricum as usual. High risk if we do get frost. Acer mandchuricum Acer mandchuricum Ribes sanguineum ‘White Icicle’…

18th April

…flower does not begin to fit the very dark red of the ‘Pocket Guide to Rhododendron Species’. haemaleum is a form of Rhododendron sanguineum which does have dark red flowers…

8th July

sanguineum by Georges Hut. Rhododendron sanguineum Magnolia tamaulipana just coming out. This flowered last year for the first time but I was away at Hampton Court and missed it. Very…

24th February

…on Christmas Day. unnamed deciduous azalea unnamed deciduous azalea Ribes sanguineum ‘White Icicle’ just coming out. Some light pink in the bud opening white. Ribes sanguineum ‘White Icicle’ The view…

13th January

…and Phormium Acacia rhetinodes just coming out. Acacia rhetinodes Ribes sanguineum ‘White Icicle’ just out but frosted. Ribes sanguineum ‘White Icicle’ 2020 – CHW The new bait in the squirrel…

20th November

…Radicans, Lutescens, Keysii, Intricatum, Burmanicum, Racemosum, Saluenensis, Parviflorum, Sanguineum. Lapagerias and Camellia sasanqua are nice. 1928 – JCW Two good Magnolia delavayi blooms are open. Some white Maddeni by brown…