8th April

…spreading/suckering clump in full flower. Why does ours not produce suckers like this? Sassafras albidum Sassafras albidum Sassafras albidum Podocarpus nivalis ‘Ruapehu’ on a rockery bed. Podocarpus nivalis ‘Ruapehu’ The…

6th November

…if a slug has had a bite or two. Sassafras albidum Sassafras albidum Chimonanthus praecox a lovely yellow. Chimonanthus praecox Cotinus coggygria ‘Lilla’ showing a nice mixture of colours. Cotinus…

9th May

…picture today. Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ Although Sassafras albidum suckers prolifically it has not done so much with us as the trunk is surrounded by camellias. Here is a sucker 15ft…

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

…behind the original Sassafras albidum above the Auklandii Garden. However, as usual, there are distractions along the way: Magnolia grandiflora ‘Symmes Select’ Magnolia grandiflora ‘Symmes Select’ had a flower out…