walk in the gardens 17th February 2006
was a fairly bright day but cold, not very surprising for this time
of year. I expected quite a lot more to be flowering since my last
walk round the gardens but I was disappointed. Some early daffodils
were flowering near the top of the main drive. They seem to get
earlier each year.
used to be difficult to find a daffodil for March 1st , St. David's
the Malcolm Allan garden Rhododendron moupinense was beginning to
of the camellias on the south drive were flowering but there are
plenty more to come. In the fulvum garden I found a flowering cherry,
Prunus Kursar. The fulvum garden is not marked on the map but it
is to the left of the path leading from the south drive to the pond
garden. It is so called because a Rhododendron fulvum grows there.
Christmas Cheer mentioned on my January walk is now in full flower.
down the green drive Rhododendron giganteum is also flowering.