Northumberland Diary Discussion: 24 May 2016
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Northumberland Diary. Entry 317.Go to latest contribution by Martin Rogerson, 02 June 2016, 08:00. Go to bottom of this page.
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Dear John I was very sorry to hear you have been having trouble with your eyes, and very much hope that things will be restored to fully working order before long. Your Rh. pseudochrysanthum is magnificent, and a reminder of how good some of these plants can be in a larger garden. I'm sure the Rhododendron smirnovii and Lewisia tweedyi would have performed well had you been able to attend Wymondham. Best wishes Jon
... and my best wishes too John.
John, I think I started writing my diary here because of a low point rather than a high one, which is why I value what everyone else writes too and enjoy seeing so much what others do in their gardens. Good wishes from me too - a good friend locally has had a similar experience. One subject we have never had a talk on here is rhododendrons, but the smaller species appeal to me more and more - and I don't really know anything about them! so I'm especially intrigued by this latest entry. And the Lewisia is pretty stunning, nothing quite like that at Wymondham even though the Show was superb.
(Mind you, I think I should show this little group of Lewisia brachcalyx from Martin Rogerson... it was an enjoyable Show, but as Tony Goode pointed out there were just not enough visitors who came to see it! Hope the Chelsea display really captures the attention of the wider gardening world).
So glad to see you 'back in the saddle' and hoping that your sight will continue to improve.