13th May

…and larger shrubs Calycanthus floridus [ALONGSIDE] Calycanthus raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ Calycanthus floridus Calycanthus raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ Cornus ‘Venus’ with its numerous gigantic white bracts. [ALONGSIDE] Cornus kousa ‘Milky Way’ with…

25th May

…‘Athens’ Calycanthus floridus ‘Athens’ Calycanthus floridus ‘Athens’ Aesculus sylvatica planted in Tin Garden has its first six flowers. This is another good addition to the Aesculus collection although the second…

9th June

…of three originally but only one made it. Intricate and attractive flowers but not a terribly robust plant. Calycanthus ‘Venus’ Calycanthus ‘Venus’ Calycanthus ‘Venus’ Salvia x jamensis ‘Hot Lips’ outside…

24th May

…on the stand together with Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ and the Embothrium cause endless enquiries and the seed buying overseas visitors are back. 2021 – CHW First decent flowering of a young…

A trip to Tregrehan to study Fagacaea

…yunnanensis Quercus affinis from Mexico with acorns forming. Quercus affinis Quercus affinis Calycanthus chinensis (formerly Sinocalycanthus chinensis) with its last pink tinged flowers and huge leaves. The buds are rather…

6th July

…the stand at Chelsea six weeks ago. Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ This Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ is one of three which got hit by cold…

1st August

…flowers held back in the dry spell I assume as the flowers normally appear with the leaves in late May. Calycanthus floridus ‘Athens’ Calycanthus floridus ‘Athens’ Another flower on the…

15th June

…obassia also hides its panicles of flowers under the canopy of foliage. Styrax obassia Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ flowering well in Tin Garden. Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ Deutzia monbeigii now producing a good show….

31st July

…pink as the bud opens. Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi Plenty of fat seeds on Styrax hookeri. Styrax hookeri Calycanthus floridus ‘Athens’ with a very late flush of secondary flower. Calycanthus

24th July

…viewed can be seen if you click here but these were the highlights. Endless oaks are rather dull to most so here are a few flowers! Itea yunnanensis Calycanthus chinensis…