15th April

…but eventually fading to creamy-pink. Rhododendron sinogrande ‘Lord Rudolf’ Rhododendron sinogrande ‘Lord Rudolf’ First flowers now showing on Embothrium lanceolatum. Early, I think. Embothrium lanceolatum A sinogrande seedling with pink…

2nd April

…to flower well. Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’ Rhododendron sinogrande just coming out. One of several large plants in Old Park. Rhododendron sinogrande A good Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’. Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ A…

12th April

…by Tin Garden. Rhododendron arboreum ‘Blood Red’ Prunus matsumae ‘Beni-yutaka’ now full out. Prunus matsumae ‘Beni-yutaka’ Prunus matsumae ‘Beni-yutaka’ A well coloured Rhododendron sinogrande just starting to flower. Rhododendron sinogrande

2nd January

…plenty of flower buds which is the plant’s way of procreating before it says ‘goodbye’. Rhododendron sinogrande Rhododendron sinogrande Rhododendron sinogrande Rhododendron sinogrande 2018 – CHW More storm damage to…

20th April

sinogrande Rhododendron sinogrande Rhododendron sinogrande Rhododendron sinogrande Magnolia ‘Spring Rite’ has a decent-ish flower. Magnolia ‘Spring Rite’ Magnolia ‘Kusious’ seems an odd name and may be a misspelling? Needs checking…

16th May

…on Sinogrande Walk. Carpinus henryana ‘Simplicidentata’ (a gift from Bluebell Nursery) – now that the huge suckers from the graft have been removed we can see the real thing. Carpinus…

April 2018 Irish trip (Day 3)

…House Rossdohan House Below the veranda and on the sea the best Rhododendron sinogrande we saw on the whole trip. Rhododendron sinogrande Rhododendron sinogrande Rhododendron sinogrande Rhododendron sinogrande Fresh cow…

5th May

sinogrande. The plant is on its side and surrounded by holly which had protected it in the March gales. Rhododendron sinogrande Rhododendron sinogrande This is the new growth and flowers…

6th April

…dwarfish Chaenomeles on the lawn a mass of orange-red flowers. Chaenomeles Chaenomeles The mini digger has cleared and levelled the path on Sinogrande Walk. path on Sinogrande Walk The mini…

13th August

…them on. Rhododendron sinogrande Rhododendron sinogrande Rhododendron sinogrande Rhododendron sinogrande 2016 – CHW It may well not be a gardening holiday as such but you cannot help admiring Daphne’s Northumbrian…