10th January

…Intruder’ and Camellia ‘Winton’ Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ and Camellia ‘Winton’ Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ now nearly full out in three separate clumps. Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ Rhododendron nobleanum and…

4th May

…fleuryi, planted in 2015, is just about still alive with some winter cold damage. It has been killed to ground level at least once. Quercus fleuryi Quercus fleuryi Rhododendron ‘Beauty

17th November

…pure sasanquas. Four of the seven varieties were out. Camellia “Winter’s Charm” – only just out and the large seed pods seen earlier have dropped. Camellia “Winter’s Charm” Camellia “Winter’s…

30th January

…purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ out in the sun in the nursery. Lonicera x purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ Lonicera x purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ The herbaceous potting has been going on apace and the…

28th October

…has just one light pink flower at the very top of this eight to nine feet tall bush. Camellia sasanqua ‘Winter’s Interlude’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Winter’s Interlude’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Winter’s Charm’…

24th April

…Rhododendron floccigeum Rhododendron floccigeum Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’. We must layer this plant! Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Hotei’ now full out. Rhododendron ‘Hotei’ Rhododendron tanastyllum…

25th December

…and Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ out together for once. Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ and Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ Camellia ‘Winton’ and Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ full out. Camellia ‘Winton’ and Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ Camellia…

12th February

…camellias again after so long. Camellia ‘Admiral Spry’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ with one flower out and huge buds. Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ The clump of…

1st May

…nearby. Magnolia ‘Yuchelia’ Magnolia ‘Yuchelia’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ is very fine and black as it opens. Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Another new…

21st December

…arborea My father’s Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ now full out about a fortnight after Rhododendron nobleanum – both on the drive. Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ Rhododendron…