28th May

…Pseudoyanthimum Group is one of Alan Clark’s raisings and in the new species section of Old Park. Quite pretty but fades in colour. Rhododendron concinnum Pseudoyanthimum Group Rhododendron concinnum Pseudoyanthimum…

27th May

…again flourishing at Caerhays. Rhododendron cinnarbarinum Concatenans Group Rhododendron cinnarbarinum Concatenans Group A young bamboo called Chusquea gigantea has decided to flower and die in Kennel Close just when it…

25th December

…recent gales. Pinus insignis Pinus insignis Rhododendron Golden Oriole Group – ‘Busaco’ with its first flowers on a newly planted group on the Main Ride. Rhododendron Golden Oriole Group –…

29th April

…a different cross but we could both be correct! Rhododendron augustinii ‘Electra Group’ Rhododendron augustinii ‘Electra Group’ The Azalea ‘Babeuffs’ outside the back yard is perfect in the sun but…

24th April

…coming out. Rhododendron veitchianum Cubittii Group Rhododendron veitchianum Cubittii Group Rhododendron edgeworthii x leucaspis and Rhododendron augustinii together – scent beyond belief. Rhododendron edgeworthii x leucaspis and Rhododendron augustinii Magnolia…

22nd April

…(perhaps now called Viburnum chingii). Viburnum erubescens Viburnum erubescens Rhododendron seingkhuense (in the Rhododendron edgeworthia group). Rhododendron seingkhuense Rhododendron seingkhuense An old plant with a label saying, ‘Hodges Pink Argenteum’….

8th March

…here Magnolia ‘Picards Ruby’ x ‘F J Williams’ Magnolia ‘Leda’ – first flowering here Magnolia ‘Leda’ Magnolia ‘Hawk’ – very like sprengeri ‘Diva’ I think Magnolia ‘Hawk’ Magnolia ‘Hawk’ Magnolia…

18th May

…neeriflorum In the rockery Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ was sadly too far out to cut. Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ I have no idea what this dwarf rhododendron is. It…

18th March

…Quite similar to Magnolia sprengeri diva really. Magnolia ‘Hawk’ Magnolia ‘Hawk’ The best magnolia by far today is the just open Magnolia ‘Felix Jury’ on Burns Bank. We have two…

9th March

…seedling is full out. More Rhododendron macabeanum than Rhododendron sinogrande in this one probably. rhododendron seedling rhododendron seedling First flowers (and very early) on Azalea ‘Black Hawk’. Azalea ‘Black Hawk’…