8th April

…Sassafras albidum Sassafras albidum Sassafras albidum Podocarpus nivalis ‘Ruapehu’ on a rockery bed. Podocarpus nivalis ‘Ruapehu’ The rare Ceanothus cuneatus var ramulosus which we should stock. Ceanothus cuneatus var ramulosus…

6th November

albidum Sassafras albidum Chimonanthus praecox a lovely yellow. Chimonanthus praecox Cotinus coggygria ‘Lilla’ showing a nice mixture of colours. Cotinus coggygria ‘Lilla’ Cotinus coggygria ‘Old Fashioned’ just starting to turn…

9th May

…overhanging trees and to pollard an elderly rhododendron. bonfire A tail end Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ (more ‘Scarlet’?) is a picture today. Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ Although Sassafras albidum suckers prolifically it…

29th August

…notable features! Schinus polygamus A sucker from Sassafras albidum beside the path. The main trunk grows through a dense camellia clump so this is the first sucker I have seen…

24th July

…10 yards away (at least) from a small Sassafras albidum planted in 1991. Sassafras albidum Eucryphia milliganii still the best thing in the garden today. Eucryphia milliganii Secondary growth on…

5th June

…or Magnolia sieboldii sinensis. Having thought about it the latter is hidden completely behind the original Sassafras albidum above the Auklandii Garden. However, as usual, there are distractions along the…