23rd October

…sunshine. Rhododendron schlippenbachii Rhododendron schlippenbachii Rhododendron schlippenbachii An older clump opposite has totally different yellow autumn colouring. Strange. They are the same species! older clump Stewartia rostrata is starting to…

14th May

…to cut EMBOTHRIUM lanceolatum ‘Norquino’ Similarly the Embothrium lanceolatum ‘Norquinco’ is too far out to cut although looking splendid. RHODODENDRON schlippenbachii RHODODENDRON schlippenbachii Conversely, a single plant of Rhododendron schlippenbachii

3rd April

…Rawes’ Camellia ‘Extravaganza’ at its best. Camellia ‘Extravaganza’ Camellia ‘Extravaganza’ Last November we admired the autumn colour on Rhododendron schlippenbachii. Now it is just out in flower. Rhododendron schlippenbachii Rhododendron…

10th April

…white. Rhododendron schlippenbachii Rhododendron schlippenbachii A cold damaged flower on a huge Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ seedling by the drive. Most buds destroyed in the wind and frost. Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’…

31st October

…which I have not noticed or appreciated before in younger plants. Across the path is the equally deciduous Rhododendron albrectii which offers nothing. Rhododendron schlippenbachii Rhododendron schlippenbachii Hidden away behind…

29th April

…Just an odd flower on Camellia fraterna. Camellia fraterna Rhododendron williamsianum at Burncoose. Our largest surviving clump now. Rhododendron williamsianum Rhododendron williamsianum Rhododendron schlippenbachii by the pump house. Rhododendron schlippenbachii

23rd March

…de l’Aulne’ One plant in a clump of Rhododendron schlippenbachii is now out. The rest not. Rhododendron schlippenbachii Prunus ‘Shirotae’ holds sway over the drive. Just out and not quite…

9th April

…should propagate both this autumn. Higo camellias ‘Takasago’? Higo camellias ‘Takasago’? Camellia ‘Hatsu-Zakura’ Camellia ‘Hatsu-Zakura’ Rhododendron schlippenbachii now full out in its pomp. Rhododendron schlippenbachii Magnolia stellata ‘Jane Platt’ just…

29th October

…colours even as small plants. Enkianthus Rhododendron schlippenbachii is even finer than we saw it starting to turn colour a few weeks ago in this diary. Rhododendron schlippenbachii I am…

8th September

…on the original Camellia saluenensis. Camellia saluenensis Rhododendron schlippenbachii starting to show its autumn colours. Rhododendron schlippenbachii The first time I have seen a plethora of chubby six-sectional seed heads…