18th June

…discover a good 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…

20th June

…pseudocamellia Stewartia pseudocamellia Rhododendron sanguineum ssp didymum (or something close to it) is flowering late (as it should) by Georges Hut. Rhododendron sanguineum ssp didymum Rhododendron sanguineum ssp didymum The…

21st February

…true. Rhododendron arboreum subsp delavayi Ilex aquifolium ‘Bacciflava’ with yellow berries on Sinogrande Walk. Ilex aquifolium ‘Bacciflava’ Ribes sanguineum ‘White Icicle’ just coming out on the drive. Ribes sanguineum ‘White…

1st March

…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’ early as usual. Ribes…

18th April

…Alan Clark collection. The 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…

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

…weeks. There is one at Burncoose too which is often out on Christmas Day. unnamed deciduous azalea unnamed deciduous azalea Ribes sanguineum ‘White Icicle’ just coming out. Some light pink…

13th January

…Pittosporum tunnel Similarly the Yuccas, Cordyline and Phormium. Yuccas, Cordyline and Phormium Acacia rhetinodes just coming out. Acacia rhetinodes Ribes sanguineum ‘White Icicle’ just out but frosted. Ribes sanguineum ‘White…

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…

7th June

…have now proved how well a Podocarpus ‘County Park Fire’ has responded to a harsh pruning to get it away from the Rhododendron sanguineum subsp. didymium and Rhododendron russatum. Podocarpus…