8th August

Clethra pringleyi Clethra pringleyi Clethra pringleyi Clethra pringleyi 2018 – CHW An occasional shower and a definite cooling of the temperature. Heavy rain for Saturday forecast. The worst of the…

22nd July

Clethra delavayi Clethra delavayi Clethra delavayi Clethra monostachya is flowering nearby in Bond Street below the dump for the first time I have seen it anyway. Very attractive flower and…

17th September

…being late or even the last to flower. Hillier’s says Clethra tomentosa is a late flowering US species. Clethra tomentosa Clethra tomentosa 1918 – JCW The hydrangeas are good. The…

22nd September

…at Caerhays of another new clethra species. Clethra monostachya has leaves similar to Clethra delavayi but a different growth habit or so it appears so far. Clethra monostachya Clethra monostachya…

17th October

…of over-seeding. One flower remains out hidden in the small tree which this plant now is. Clethra delavayi Clethra delavayi Clethra delavayi Pterostyrax corymbosus was also planted in 2008 by…

29th July

…and now 20ft x15ft. Clethra monostachya Clethra monostachya Clethra monostachya 2018 – CHW Quercus insignis has recovered from the hit it took in the ‘Beast’ and has produced a good…

17th July

Clethra delavayi Clethra delavayi Clethra delavayi Eucryphia milliganii full out with its dainty small white cup flowers. It looks dwarfish but achieved 20 feet at Burncoose in as many years….

13th October

…‘Mary Williams’. Camellia reticulata ‘Mary Williams’ Clethra pringlei is now full out. The very last of the Clethra to flower here. It looked badly damaged in March but has clearly…

11th October

…other clethra species in all other respects I suggest but nice enough today. Clethra pringleyi Clethra pringleyi Here is the split in half Magnolia ‘Tropicana’ which I mentioned as a…

6th August

…by Georges Hut. Rhododendron ‘Polar Bear’ First flowering with us of the new Clethra monostachya. One for Asia to now propagate. Attractive leaf formation. Clethra monostachya Clethra monostachya Syringa yunnanensis…