On tour in the Savill Garden after judging with lots of new things to see and admire. An especially fun tour with Jaimie and Michael who were being ‘naughty’!
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Magnolia salicifolia ‘Concolor’ – large flowers indeed for a salicifolia
Fatsia japonica ‘Spiders Web’ growing into maturity
Mahonia oiwakensis ssp lomariifolia var tenuifolia with fruits in the Temperate House
Mahonia gracilipes (Roy Lancaster collection) as a mature plant but again inside
Mahonia nepaulensis – odd foliage
Deutzia multiradiata (still inside) with huge flower heads
Camellia ‘Dr Clifford Parks’
Mahonia duclouxiana in full flower
Araucaria bidwillii with very dense foliage but still indoors
Now outside the glasshouse again Magnolia ‘Columbus’ (parentage unknown and needs looking up)
A very red Camellia ‘Konron-Koku’
Rhododendron ‘Rose Elf’ (racemosum x pemakoense) was very fine
Rhododendron oreodoxa var fargesii ‘Barto Rose’
Carex oshimensis ‘Everillo’
Helleborus ‘Pink Frost’ stood out among the hellebores and, unlike others, was totally undamaged. One to get into our catalogue.
Trillium chloropetalum is not one we stock but we ought to
Lomatia hirsuta from Chile and Argentina had survived the cold against a wall facing west
Camellia ‘E T R Carlyon’
A gigantic multi-stemmed Stachyurus praecox
Rhododendron ‘Minaura’ (minus x dauricum) an extraordinary colour on a dull day
Ruscus hypophyllus – totally unknown to me but another must get plant!
Rhododendron ‘Lady Linlithgow’ (sutchuanense x thompsonii)
Wonderful peeling park on this young Stewartia sinensis planted in 2008. Useful for my forthcoming stewartia article.
Viburnum awabuki is one we have recently planted out. Here a huge evergreen shrub.
A gigantic multi-stemmed Corylopsis glabrescens
This was not quite Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ but the pheasant did not mind
A very fine Rhododendron arboreum var roseum
A field of daffodils
Camellia x williamsii ‘Philippa Forwood’
Amazing bark on Halesia carolina
Populus purdomii with red flowers – a must-get plant too
Rhododendron dendrocharis like ours in the Rockery
Betula utilis var prattii ‘Wakehurst Chocolate’ – extremely fine peeling bark
Stewartia pseudocamellia bark splitting again for my article