2nd May

…Paris’ (‘Aurora’ x fortunei 1926) ‘Naomi Paris’ (‘Aurora’ x fortunei 1926) ‘Hawk Crest’ (wardii x ‘Lady Bessborough’ 1940) ‘Hawk Crest’ (wardii x ‘Lady Bessborough’ 1940) ‘Gibraltar Bastion’ (‘Bibbani’ x elliottii…

11th April

…Henry Kern’ The first deciduous azaleas are starting to open. deciduous azaleas Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ not out properly yet. Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ Rhododendron moorii just coming. Rhododendron moorii Betula albosinensis…

13th May

…A trip up the drive to inspect azaleas that might cut for Chelsea. Rhododendron kuisianum and Rhododendron ovatum as well as Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ and Azalea ‘Ledifolia Alba’ are possibles.Although…

15th July

…Centaurea nigra Centaurea nigra Centaurea nigra I am less certain about the identification of this as Crepis capillans, Smooth Hawk’s beard. Poor pictures I fear. Crepis capillans Crepis capillans This…

15th February

…to find her some new subjects:F J Williams, Bishop Michael, campbellii ‘Werrington’, Bishop Peter, Suzannah van Veen, New Zealand form ‘Lanarth’, Hawk, Shirraz, True ‘Lanarth’, campbellii ‘Sidbury’, campbellii ‘Lamellyn Pink’,…