30th March

…end of Penvergate are still a good show. Magnolia soulangeana Some of Dad’s hybrids are also performing well. Dad’s hybrids Dad’s hybrids Dad’s hybrids 2020 – CHW It is normally…

19th June

…a decently flowering Rhododendron maddenii. Rhododendron maddenii A tail end flower on Magnolia acuminata. Magnolia acuminata One of Major Howell’s rhododendrons hybrids above Rookery path. rhododendrons hybrids 2022 – CHW…

10th July

…Just an extension of the clump in reality. Rhododendron ‘Harrow Hybrids’ Rhododendron ‘Harrow Hybrids’ Rhododendron ‘Harrow Hybrids’ Rhododendron ‘Harrow Hybrids’ Hydrangea ‘Taube’ is just out. A startling blue indeed and…

19th July

…below on Hovel Cart Road. Easily the best show in the garden today. Rhododendron ‘Harrow Hybrids’ Rhododendron ‘Harrow Hybrids’ 2021 – CHW I find 30 or so cattle in the…

21st April

…to recent correspondence I have had. Very fine anyway. Magnolia ‘Yuchelia’ A view of Rhododendron williamsianum x decorum hybrids. Rhododendron williamsianum x decorum hybrids Prunus matsumae ‘Hokusai’ with huge flowers….

14th May

…least four months now in full sun. Camellia ‘Giant White’ Camellia ‘Giant White’ One of Jaimie’s hybrids above Crinodendron Hedge has a pleasant pink hue. Jaimie’s hybrids Jaimie’s hybrids Jaimie’s…

20th April

…performance. RHODODENDRON calphytum RHODODENDRON calphytum A quick dog walk brings me into the Auklandii Garden where a clump of unnamed rhododendron hybrids, originally layers from our former seedling hybrids in…

24th February

…1923. 1923 – JCW Argenteums open in several places only a few Camellias. Rho praecox and Erica hybrids are the best things. Sutchuenense are good and 20 Arboreum x Thomsonii….

24th January

…Worth naming or has it already been? To research. Similar to ‘Gwarvas’ perhaps? Camellia x williamsii hybrids Camellia x williamsii hybrids Camellia x williamsii hybrids The next one has leaves…

26th February

…out 1902 large scale Gunnera beds in Old Park. They have demonstrably not spread or invaded anything in 122 years and yet Gunnera manicata x Gunnera tinctoria hybrids are now…