8th July

…fissuring nicely. Arbutus menziezii Arbutus menziezii Arbutus menziezii Last year this was a huge 6-7ft tall clump of Melianthus major. The cold has reduced it just to a couple of…

18th March

…are not yet. Polyspora Schefflera taiwanense – nice bark. Schefflera taiwanense Schefflera taiwanense Arbutus xalapensis with extraordinary bark. Entirely new species to me. Arbutus xalapensis Arbutus xalapensis Arbutus xalapensis Rhododendron…

18th February

…– tender Arbutus canariensis Arbutus canariensis Mahonia russellii – a tender Mexican species which will not cross with the Chinese ones Mahonia russellii Mahonia russellii Mahonia hartwegii – a Roy…

7th September

…– here Nyssa sylvatica. Nyssa sylvatica Fothergilla major also. Fothergilla major Celtis australis Celtis australis Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ in full flower – early! Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ Callicarpa dichotoma in full…

9th December

…for the top of the garden. ivy pruning ivy pruning 2016 – CHW One always thinks there is ‘nothing’ out in December but forgets Arbutus unedo is full out now….

12th July

…I think is Ilex verticellata in flower Ilex verticellata Ilex verticellata Ilex verticellata self sown Arbutus unedo All over the place were self sown Arbutus unedo which thrive in these…

20th October

Arbutus unedo had split out and I suspect that the stump needs digging out as this shrub is very prone to phytophthora ramorum on its new shoots and growth. clearing…