3rd May

…layering of the exceptional pink Rhododendron sinogrande ‘Lord Rudolph’ was completed yesterday. Lots of new plants in three to five years’ time to transplant and move elsewhere. Rhododendron sinogrande ‘Lord…

27th July

…a bit in the diary since. It flowered this spring but there were hardly any new leaves from last season and its demise was inevitable sadly. Rhododendron sinogrande Rhododendron sinogrande

23rd March

…Rhododendron Society centenary exhibit on the Burncoose stand. No flowers on it then but it has done well upon its safe return. Rhododendron sinogrande Rhododendron sinogrande This has not really…

14th June

…for the future as most of them are still too young to produce the fruiting catkins which are one of their best features. Carpinus laxiflora is well away on Sinogrande

10th March

…this year. Rhododendron sinogrande seedling Rhododendron sinogrande seedling The view back down the garden from the top path. view back down Amazingly difficult to photograph and very high up is…

19th April

…a flower at this exceptionally young age. Rhododendron sinogrande Beside it is another sinogrande which we hope to dig and take to Chelsea if the BBC turn up in 10…

16th May

…Planted at the same time as ‘Zlatia’. Fagus sylvatica ‘Asplenifolia’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Asplenifolia’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Asplenifolia’ When we cleared Sinogrande Walk of ponticum this single surviving Rhododendron sinogrande was fully…

28th April

…the bank above the drive and hidden away are three good pinkish Rhododendron sinogrande seedlings. Tree damaged a few years ago but a secret surprise. Rhododendron sinogrande seedlings Scrambling further…

3rd March

…I have seen out this year. Rhododendron sinogrande Rhododendron sinogrande The root damaged and nearly dead Schefflera macrophylla has been cut back. A hollow pithy centre to the woody stem….

21st November

…the hot dry bank above the fernery. Dicksonia antarctica, Picea and Betula seedlings The views from the top of the larger fernery back across Sinogrande Walk. Sinogrande Walk Sinogrande Walk…