6th April

…Rhododendron reticulatum from Japan and the reference books say that there are several forms. Rhododendron kiyosumense Rhododendron kiyosumense The elderly but huge clump of Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ is just…

3rd April

…used to be a clump opposite the front door. Narcissus ‘King Alfred’ Camellia ‘Dear Jenny’ still looking good this late in the camellia season. Camellia ‘Dear Jenny’ Camellia ‘Dear Jenny’…

6th December

…First and only flower so far on Camellia ‘Lady Clare’. Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ Aesculus wangii turning colour quickly now. Aesculus wangii Camellia x williamsii ‘George Blandford’ full out. Camellia x…

4th December

…williamsii ‘George Blandford’ on the Main Ride. Camellia x williamsii ‘George Blandford’ Camellia ‘Noblissima’ at The Pound. The plant beside the front door had a few odd flowers which I…

25th September

…Sorbus ‘Golden Wonder’ is the largest of the three but has no fruits at all this year. Sorbus ‘Pearly King’ Sorbus ‘Pearly King’ Sorbus ‘Pearly King’ Another Magnolia ‘March-till-Frost’ full…

22nd May

…fifth as Ilex kingiana. Here is the trunk of one of the Ilex dipyrena. Ilex dipyrena We locate four other Ilex kingiana of varying ages, but mostly 60 to 80…

24th April

…and a bit hidden in the mass of interlocking branches. Prunus incisa Prunus incisa Prunus incisa Magnolia ‘Carlos’ nearly over. A pretty poor yellow here today in comparison to many…

1st April

…hybrid by the look of the leaf indumentum. Dad’s last (dark red) rhododendron hybrid First flower on Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ at least a month early. Scent gorgeous in the…

10th May

…is now full out. Rhododendron ‘Graziella’ Rhododendron ‘Graziella’ A young clump of Rhododendron ‘Loderi King George’ is still full out. Others in more sun are over. Rhododendron ‘Loderi King George’…

26th April

…on the record Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ clump. Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ Rhododendron wilsonae (now latoucheae) with a few tail end flowers. Different from the one shown at Savill last…