21st April

Blue-green young foliage and tiny rockery plants really which I believe have now been reclassified as rhododendrons. Menziesia ‘Honshu Blue’ Menziesia ‘Honshu Blue’ Menziesia ‘Honshu Blue’ An old Rhododendron campylogynum…

4th March

…Magnolia ‘Delia Williams’ Magnolia ‘Delia Williams’ Magnolia ‘Delia Williams’ Magnolia ‘Delia Williams’ Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ (New Zealand form) below Donkey Shoe. Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ (New Zealand form) Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ (New Zealand form)…

14th March

…than Calocedrus decurrens. Calocedrus formosana Calocedrus formosana Pittosporum glabratum with flower buds to add to our species collection. This one looks rather dull, I fear! Pittosporum glabratum Cornus excelsa (F…

10th April

…‘touch’ here rather well. Michelia ‘Touch of Pink’ Michelia ‘Touch of Pink’ Rhododendron augustinii ‘Penheale Blue’ down by the pond. Rhododendron augustinii ‘Penheale Blue’ Rhododendron augustinii ‘Penheale Blue’ First flower…

14th February

…unlike the original up in the garden. Rhododendron ‘Bo-Peep’ (pink form) Rhododendron ‘Bo-Peep’ (pink form) Rhododendron ‘Bo-Peep’ (pink form) A poor sister seedling to Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ is out on…

23rd April

…– CHW I thought it might be interesting to photograph all the many different forms of Rhododendron davidsonianum out today in the garden. This is the ‘Caerhays Pink’ form in…

25th July

…it. Geranium ‘Eureka Blue’ Geranium ‘Eureka Blue’ Geranium ‘Dusky Rose’ – groundcover with dark leaves. Geranium ‘Dusky Rose’ Geranium ‘Dusky Rose’ Geranium ‘Blue Sunrise’ – blue at first fading quickly….

11th July

…with a very peculiar flower! I have never seen anything quite like this before. Musa velutina Musa velutina Agapanthus ‘Brilliant Blue’ was another good dark form not seen before. Agapanthus…

27th July

…pink are flowering blue too. The older hydrangeas below the new planting were cut down in the spring and are reshooting well but this area has always grown superb blue

26th June

…guess at a name might be Hydrangea ‘Benelux’. However, even then, the shape of the florets is different. blue hydrangeas blue hydrangeas blue hydrangeas Jamesia americana is about full out…