15th April

…Slip Rail. Magnolia ‘Peachy’ Rhododendron sinogrande ‘Lord Rudolf’. Pink in bud but eventually fading to creamy-pink. Rhododendron sinogrande ‘Lord Rudolf’ Rhododendron sinogrande ‘Lord Rudolf’ First flowers now showing on Embothrium…

2nd April

…and struggling to live. Now that other things have grown up to protect it, flowers aplenty for the first time. Rhododendron sinogrande Rhododendron sinogrande Rhododendron sinogrande Rhododendron magnificum with its…

12th April

sinogrande Rhododendron sinogrande Last few flowers on Magnolia x veitchii ‘Isca’ by Georges Hut. Magnolia x veitchii ‘Isca’ Magnolia x veitchii ‘Isca’ A fine last flower on Magnolia ‘Albatross’. Magnolia…

2nd January

…to leave virtually no foliage on the plant. Nevertheless there are plenty of flower buds which is the plant’s way of procreating before it says ‘goodbye’. Rhododendron sinogrande Rhododendron sinogrande

20th April

…bigger I suspect. Rhododendron 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…

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

…its origins. The old plant here grew in a crater just inside the corner of Bramble Field gate. Rhododendron sinogrande ‘Lord Rudolph’ Rhododendron sinogrande ‘Lord Rudolph’ 2016 – CHW A…

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…

4th August

…leaves drop to leave just far too small young leaves to sustain the plants. Rhododendron sinogrande Rhododendron sinogrande Rhododendron sinogrande Rhododendron sinogrande I had thought that this Idesia polycarpa was…