10th April

‘Lady Alice Fitzwilliam’ on the drive. Rhododendron ‘Lady Alice Fitzwilliam’ Rhododendron ‘Lady Alice Fitzwilliam’ Rhododendron ‘Lady Alice Fitzwilliam’ Rhododendron burmanicum equally good beside it. Rhododendron burmanicum Rhododendron burmanicum First flower…

27th January

kawakamii The buds on Michelia doltsopa are swelling furiously. Michelia doltsopa First flowers on a young Rhododendron ririei. Rhododendron ririei Still a few leaves left on Rehderodendron indochinense. Rehderodendron indochinense…

1st August

ride today. Rhododendron fortunei subsp discolor Rhododendron fortunei subsp discolor How well the two Rhododendron ovatums look in the Main Quarry having been cut right down to reshoot some 10…

12th April

Rhododendron pseudochrysanthemum now full out. Rhododendron pseudochrysanthemum Rhododendron pseudochrysanthemum Rhododendron pseudochrysanthemum A flower on the last elderly but wind blasted Rhododendron sinogrande on Sinogrande Walk. Once there was a while…

21st April

There are better forms than this elsewhere in the garden and at Burncoose. Rhododendron moorii x Rhododendron euchates Rhododendron moorii x Rhododendron euchates Rhododendron moorii x Rhododendron euchates Rhododendron moorii…

8th April

to come out at least five weeks ago. Rhododendron fargesii Rhododendron fargesii A Rhododendron monstroseanum seedling looking very fine. We had a ‘first’ at Windsor with this. Rhododendron monstroseanum Rhododendron…

23rd May

newer rhododendron hybrids seldom seen properly before because of Chelsea absences. Rhododendron ‘Cetemayo’ Rhododendron ‘Cetemayo’ Rhododendron ‘Cetemayo’ – bought from Millais Nurseries Rhododendron ‘Glendoick Velvet’ Rhododendron ‘Glendoick Velvet’ Rhododendron ‘Glendoick…

17th March

‘Black Lace’ Camellia ‘Black Lace’ Camellia ‘Black Lace’ Dacrycarpus dacrydioides trunk. These are growing as a clump of five trees. Dacrycarpus dacrydioides Dacrycarpus dacrydioides Rhododendron frangipanensis in full flower. New…

13th March

often battered were superb. ‘Lanhydrock’, ‘Marwood Hill’, ‘Lamellyn’ and ‘Westonbirt’ were fantastic but still not as good as ‘Diva’. However the new dark coloured sprengeri which was wild collected and…

20th May

seeding (they never did remove the seed heads). However a layer remains of this exceptional form. Rhododendron ‘Champagne’ (‘Tortoiseshell Champagne’) – a Slocock hybrid. Rhododendron ‘Fusilier’ Rhododendron ‘Golden Torch’ Rhododendron…