8th August

…seed pods forming and is ready for Asia to collect. On the other the flowers are not yet out. Clethra pringleyi Clethra pringleyi Clethra pringleyi Clethra pringleyi 2018 – CHW…

22nd July

…6ft spread. 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…

17th September

…labelled Clethra tomentosa which is a new species to me. A suckering plant of about six to eight feet with no great scent today in the rain. The other clethras…

17th October

…the small tree which this plant now is. Clethra delavayi Clethra delavayi Clethra delavayi Pterostyrax corymbosus was also planted in 2008 by the clethra. Pterostyrax hispida is much better known…

4th September

…fungi in Old Park to try to identify in my new book. Perhaps Hydropus floccipes. fungi Clethra pringleyi nicely out in the nursery. Clethra pringleyi Clethra tomentosa ‘Cottondale’ making a…

22nd September

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 The March 2016 new planting…

11th October

…of Clethra pringleyi and very late in the season it is too. Not remarkably different from other clethra species in all other respects I suggest but nice enough today. Clethra

13th October

…apiculata Nearly ripe seeds on Camellia reticulata ‘Mary Williams’. Camellia reticulata ‘Mary Williams’ Clethra pringlei is now full out. The very last of the Clethra to flower here. It looked…

17th July

…time it has flowered below ten feet up the castle wall. Tropaelum cilitum Tropaelum cilitum 2015 – CHW Clethra delavayi about to open above the main quarry. Clethra delavayi Clethra

29th July

…Bond Street. Lovely flaking bark too. A Wilson introduction from 1903 but planted here about 20 years ago and now 20ft x15ft. Clethra monostachya Clethra monostachya Clethra monostachya 2018 –…