18th September

…the stem of what now must be called a tree. Aralia vietnamensis Aralia vietnamensis Aralia vietnamensis Aralia vietnamensis Aralia vietnamensis Cladastris kentuckea is showing its first yellow autumn colour. Always…

26th June

…stock which are proving rather popular although will probably not flower in pots. Aralia cachemirica and Aralia cordata. Aralia cordata Aralia cachemirica Lagerstroemia indica ‘Fuchsia d’Ete’ has yet to flower…

10th May

…a camellia is and who put it there? Old man’s beard I fear. clematis Aralia foliosa putting on massive growth – horrid prickles! Aralia foliosa Aralia foliosa Aralia foliosa Magnolia…

20th June

…Styrax japonicus Styrax japonicus Nyssa leptophylla – a new species to us with first new growth. Nyssa leptophylla Aralia foliosa with first new growth. Horrid prickles! Aralia foliosa Aralia foliosa…

27th December

…one huge leaf on the ground but plenty still left on the tree. Aralia vietnamensis Aralia vietnamensis Aralia vietnamensis 2016 – CHW Off to Burncoose to view the excellent new…

10th April

…shirasawanum ‘Jordan’ A nice leaf combination too with Aralia elata ‘Aureovariegata’ and Aralia elata ‘Variegata’. Aralia elata ‘Aureovariegata’ and Aralia elata ‘Variegata’ Michelia maudiae nicely out in a pot. A…

28th October

…insignis Quercus insignis Quercus insignis Acer capillipes past its best. Acer capillipes Aralia chinensis in flower which I do not recollect seeing before. Aralia chinensis Aralia chinensis Aralia chinensis 2019…

15th July

Aralia vietnamensis Aralia vietnamensis Kalopanax septemlobus is about to flower in profusion. We seldom remember to go and look at this time of the year. Kalopanax septemlobus Ehretia dicksonii is…

5th January

Aralia vietnamensis Aralia vietnamensis Peumus boldus is now full out and quite a decent show. The bush is about 12-14ft tall and doing well. Peumus boldus Peumus boldus Peumus boldus…

8th September

…Paeonia potanini Illicium oligandrum – a new species of illicium for the 2018 catalogue. Illicium oligandrum Illicium oligandrum Aralia elata in full flower. Aralia elata Aralia elata Zenobia with ripening…