11th March

…consult the planting records again. Planted pre 1997 anyway. Pink azalea Mauve azalea Adjacent I find the first pieris of the year in flower. first pieris of the year in…

10th November

…Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’. Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’ Their Stewartia rostrata has poor autumn colours this year just like ours. Stewartia rostrata Seeds now ripe on a Pieris clump while Pieris japonica…

11th February

…Lithocarpus harlandii Pittosporum glabratum has some recent secondary new growth and is also doing well so far. Pittosporum glabratum First flowers out on a Pieris this this. This is Pieris

28th July

…has been so dry it is only now coming into growth? Pieris Pieris Pieris Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Pendulum’ with its trailing ‘skirt’ nibbled by roe deer. Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Pendulum’ Cercidiphyllum japonicum…

13th May

…of phytophthera unlike many others here and in other key woodland gardens – especially Windsor. Pieris japonica ‘Charles Williams’ Pieris japonica ‘Charles Williams’ The last survivors of the big clump…

9th March

…wins the Brother Vincent Cup Mike collects the Brother Vincent Cup Magnolia ‘Bishop Peter’ wins the Lamellen Cup Jaimie collects the Lamellen Cup Pieris japonica ‘Valley Valentine’ First Prize Camelia…

15th February

…enough to be labelled as Pieris ‘Valley Valentine’ (which it is) but quite nice today. Pieris ‘Valley Valentine’ Pieris ‘Valley Valentine’ First flower out on a 2015 planted Michelia ‘Fairy…

11th January

…Not sure about the name either! Camellia ‘Buttons and Bows’ Camellia ‘Buttons and Bows’ 2021 – CHW Milder and overcast today.The elderly Pieris forrestii ‘Forrest Flame’ above the top wall…

14th September

…grandiflora ‘Mainstreet’ The huge clump of Pieris japonica above the wall has all died in the drought. Pieris japonica Pieris japonica Sorbus aff. karchungii with its first seed clusters. 2017…

24th July

…in the garden today. Eucryphia milliganii Secondary growth on Pieris almost as good as in the spring after flowering Pieris Some of the Rhododendron ‘Polar Bear’ are almost over much…