26th March

…Magnolia ‘Avocet’ Amomyrtus luma (formerly Myrtus lechleriana) is coming out as a 25ft tall tree above Orchid House Nursery. Amomyrtus luma Amomyrtus luma Magnolia ‘Phelan Bright’ is listed as a…

19th April

…the oak tree above joined the bonfire. stone circle stone circle The Amomyrtus luma trees look good flowering behind Acer palmatum ‘Orange Dream’ with Nicky in the foreground paying attention….

10th April

…‘Countess of Haddington’. Rhododendron ‘Countess of Haddington’ Amomyrtus luma (formerly Myrtus lechleriana) absolutely full out and hugely scented. Amomyrtus luma This emerging bamboo shoot should enable me to identify the…

14th September

…the holly inspection day. Ilex cornuta Ilex cornuta 2019 – CHW Jaimie has discovered a veritable sea of self-sown Amomyrtus luma (formerly Myrtus luma) seedlings above the Four in Hand….

14th July

…out now. Not much sign of myrtles yesterday at Osborne house despite their love of hot dry banks and self seeding. Perhaps too cold for Amomyrtus luma but plenty at…

2nd September

…I curse the botanists and all the name changes – luma, amomyrtus, myrtus and ugni. So the common Myrtus luma in full flower today in many places is now properly…