10th April

…the hybrid so that it reverts to its parents or siblings. Good fun! Whoever saw a Norwegian with a brown arm? R. ‘Mrs J C Williams’ RHODODENDRON ‘Mrs J C…

12th April

…names. Magnolia ‘Randy’ Magnolia ‘Randy’ Magnolia ‘Randy’ A carpet of fallen flowers under Rhododendron ‘Mrs Butler’. Rhododendron ‘Mrs Butler’ Magnolia ‘Ann’ is another of the ‘girls’. Very odd and tiny…

1st August

Mrs Williams appears to be claiming the credit but this one has been here for decades! a really decent rose a really decent rose a really decent rose Off to…

23rd May

Mrs Dibley, from Dibleys Nurseries, who bred the wonderful plant herself, was then shown in her greenhouse thanking the president for “voting for this as his choice for Plant of…

27th January

…full out and well worth its place this early despite its colour. Pink fading to white. Rhododendron ‘Mrs Butler’ Rhododendron ‘Mrs Butler’ 2018 – CHW Jaimie finds the old plant…

21st April

…sort of magnolia. Magnolia ‘Slavins No 4’ Magnolia ‘Slavins No 4’ One of the first Gill Hybrids to show. This is what we call Rhododendron ‘Mrs Butler’. Rhododendron ‘Mrs Butler’…

13th March

…Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’ The true Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ perfect also today. Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ Rhododendron ‘Mrs Butter’ below Tin Garden. Rhododendron ‘Mrs Butter’ Camellia reticulata ‘Dr Clifford Parks’ just out….

17th March

…1920. The Mrs Butler hybrids are good and the white Auklandii hybrids are just starting. The Berberis hedges have never been better and yellow trumpets are out as to ¾…

30th September

…old Mrs Kendall who used to come to collect these each year to make her own quince jam is no longer with us. I DETEST the smell of quinces! Perhaps…

12th October

…of the flower trusses have now dropped their seed heads The quince shrub below Slip Rail is, as usual, full of fruit which will turn yellow when ripe. Old Mrs