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Head gardeners “Plant of the Month” for August is…

Head gardeners “Plant of the Month” for August is…

Rhododendron "Polar Bear" Known for being a late bloomer, usually showing its colours towards the end of July, but this year she has only now started to bloom and it's mid August. R. Polar Bear is a particularly striking shrub/small tree. Its leaves are simple and...

Plant of the month is…

Plant of the month is…

Rhododendron nuttallii This maybe a bit predictable but she is my favourite rhododendron! Ever! This absolutely stunning Rhododendron, my personal favourite, is now starting to flower. Despite the fact that each truss has up to 9 lily-like, fragrant white flushed...

Head Gardeners plant of the month for June

Head Gardeners plant of the month for June

The Head Gardeners plant of the month for June is.... Not a Rhododendron this time, the last two "Plant of the month"  have been all about the Rhododendron in the garden with an exceptional flowering season this year. This months winner is... Cornus kousa...

Plant of the month for May

Plant of the month for May

The head gardeners choice for plant of the month for May is... Rhododendron argyrophyllum ssp.argyrophyllum Bit of a mouth full but a stunning Rhodo. The underside of the foliage has lush silvery white indumentum (small hairs) to show off the baby pink bells that make...

Head gardeners Plant of the month for April is…

Head gardeners Plant of the month for April is…

The plant of the month for April is... The quite simply stunning Rhododendron 'Loderi King George' This rhododendron will quite literally take you're breath away. The tree like plant becomes covered in glorious, huge, trumpet-like richly scented flowers,of delicate...

The Plant of the month for March is…

The Plant of the month for March is…

Magnolia campbellii subsp. mollicomata When she is in flower she is hard to ignore. Situated, in perfect perspective to the house, half way down our south lawn. She dominates the vista (all year round but especially in spring). From winter with the flower buds cloaked...

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