8th April

…ours not produce suckers like this? Sassafras albidum Sassafras albidum Sassafras albidum Podocarpus nivalis ‘Ruapehu’ on a rockery bed. Podocarpus nivalis ‘Ruapehu’ The rare Ceanothus cuneatus var ramulosus which we…

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

…couple of 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…

29th August

…Schinus polygamus must be the dullest plant ever. Here it is 10-12ft high with no notable features! Schinus polygamus A sucker from Sassafras albidum beside the path. The main trunk…

24th July

…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 Pieris almost as good…

5th June

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 during Jim Gardiner’s visit…