8th September

…as all that! Plenty of seed pods on the original Camellia saluenensis. Camellia saluenensis Rhododendron schlippenbachii starting to show its autumn colours. Rhododendron schlippenbachii The first time I have seen…

8th August

…Rubus lineatus Rubus lineatus A top grafted Sorbus reducta with fruits forming. Sorbus reducta Sorbus reducta Lots of seeds have set on an old Rhododendron schlippenbachii above the drive at…

25th April

…or spoilt by stems. 1921 – JCW The Auklandii’s are goodnow but not all open. Zuelanicum x Auklandii are nice. A few Azaleas show, Schlippenbachii remains good, just a bud…

22nd April

…the deciduous species. Schlippenbachii is over as it quinquefolium and albrechtii. Only weyrichii is still to come out. Rhododendron reticulatum Rhododendron reticulatum Rhododendron neriiflorum died out on the drive and…

7th May

…species. Caerhays won the evergreen azalea section with ‘Caerhays Lavender’ and Windsor won the centenary cup with a superb vase of Rhododendron schlippenbachii. Then onto the Wisley tour with the…

21st October

…in hand to gather: tethropeplum (Hothead) burmanicum (Rockery) zaleucum schlippenbachii fargesii albrechtii dichroanthum bureavii concatenans stamineum stenaulum discolor aberconwayi morii racemosum arboreum (three colours) delavayi falconeri cubitii praestans We drew…