23rd October

…is quite superb and almost glow in the watery sunshine. Rhododendron schlippenbachii Rhododendron schlippenbachii Rhododendron schlippenbachii An older clump opposite has totally different yellow autumn colouring. Strange. They are the…

14th May

…although looking splendid. RHODODENDRON schlippenbachii RHODODENDRON schlippenbachii Conversely, a single plant of Rhododendron schlippenbachii is full out although the nearby clump and all the old original plants in the garden…

3rd April

…Camellia ‘Extravaganza’ Last November we admired the autumn colour on Rhododendron schlippenbachii. Now it is just out in flower. Rhododendron schlippenbachii Rhododendron schlippenbachii Here you can see how pruning wisteria…

10th April

…We showed this at Windsor. Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’ Rhododendron schlippenbachii just coming out. Some plants are a gentler pink than others which are nearer white. Rhododendron schlippenbachii Rhododendron schlippenbachii A cold…

31st October

…colour 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…

29th April

…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 Rhododendron concinnum by the…

23rd March

…with its first flower on the drive. Nothing that exciting. Camellia reticulata ‘Fée de l’Aulne’ One plant in a clump of Rhododendron schlippenbachii is now out. The rest not. Rhododendron…

17th October

…the drive. Acer palmatum ‘Osakazuki’ Ripe and overripe fruits on the top grafted Crataegus laevigata ‘Gireoudii’. Crataegus laevigata ‘Gireoudii’ Firstly a 30 year old clump of Rhododendron schlippenbachii in full…

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

…ground and not on the tree. Enkianthus can be a startling mix of colours even as small plants. Enkianthus Rhododendron schlippenbachii is even finer than we saw it starting to…