27th November

…noticeable trailing new growth branches which mature and hang down like this to display the flowers to best effect. Camellia x williamsii ‘November Pink’ Another Pieris with very advanced flower…

3rd December

…swamping nearby Pieris and scented rhododendrons. A fairly dramatic pruning of what had become a spreading tree. Magnolia ‘Gold Star’ A long dead snake bark maple was felled and burnt…

23rd December

…Camellia x williamsii ‘Muskoka’ The tidy up above the Auklandii Garden is now complete. Camellias and an old pieris cut back. tidy up above the Auklandii Garden tidy up above…

1st April

…– FJW P.M.W died. 1970 – FJW Snow – enough to whiten the ground – taking down Diva, Diva seedling in O.P, white Robusta, dark red Pieris and Charles Michael….

7th April

…Flower Show in Windsor. These are shown below: We also scooped : Class 1 – 4th with Prunus serrulate ‘Shipotae’, Stachyurus chinensis, Pieris ‘Charles Michael’ and Osmanthus delavayi Class 9…

31st August

…new growths. Viburnum macrophyllum Viburnum macrophyllum Crabiodendron yunnanense is just finishing flowering and the ground is carpeted with greenish white balls resembling those of a pieris. I always seem to…

23rd July

…flowering form of cow parsley which I think is Pieris hieraciodes or Hawkweed Ox-tongue. cow parsley cow parsley This is Stachys sylvatica, Hedge Groundwort, which I thought at first was…

27th February

…a lot of others. Auklandii x Blood Red showing colour. We have been marketing Pieris 2 weeks and are beginning corylopsis tomorrow. Camellia reticulata species at their best especially the…

16th September

…this tree set seed lower down but it has proved easy from cuttings. The flowers are pieris like and normally much better than they look here. Crabiodendron yunnanense Crabiodendron yunnanense…