14th April

…First flowers out on Rhododendron davidsonianum in various colours. Rhododendron davidsonianum Rhododendron davidsonianum First flowers out on Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’. Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ The best camellia in the…

13th May

…‘King George’ is just out. Missing out on Chelsea yet again. This is getting really alarming for our cut stuff next week. Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’…

5th July

…flowers. Acanthus spinosus Acanthus spinosus Canna ‘King Humbert’ with a surprisingly tall and contrasting flower for a variety often grown just for its foliage. Canna ‘King Humbert’ Canna ‘King Humbert’…

1st May

…clump of Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ where it is virtually impossible to get a picture of the whole thing in flower without a drone. Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ Rhododendron loderi…

5th May

…one of the two huge clumps of Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’. You have a job to see the best of the crowns. Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’…

2nd April

…calophytum Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ just coming out and a bit early. No scent yet. Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ First flowers showing colour on Michelia ‘Mixed…

10th January

…or pheasants. Hemerocallis A couple of decent young Camellia x williamsii ‘George Blandford’ below Rogers Quarry. Camellia x williamsii ‘George Blandford’ Camellia x williamsii ‘George Blandford’ Camellia ‘Alba Simplex’ nicely…

21st March

…and superb. Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ A young Daphniphyllum oldhamii with reddish new growth. Daphniphyllum oldhamii Daphniphyllum oldhamii Rhododendron ‘Harry Tagg’ excellent…

5th October

…this in the Burncoose catalogue. Malus ‘Jelly King’ Malus ‘Jelly King’ Photinio villosa var. coreana now has massed ripe fruits. We saw the other two forms of P. villosa with…

16th November

…‘George Blandford’ Trevor Green’s gift of Sorbus ‘Pearly King’ looking good but not quite fully ripe near Georges Hut. Sorbus ‘Pearly King’ First flowers on the old Camellia ‘Noblissima’ by…