1st July

…Cornus kousa ‘China Doll’ with few flowers this year. Planted 2006. Cornus kousa ‘China Doll’ Cornus kousa ‘China Doll’ Cornus kousa ‘Samaritan’ looking superb with the contrast between leaf and…

19th February

…Camellia ‘China Doll’ as well with just a single flower. Camellia ‘China Doll’ The (record tree) 1913 Magnolia campbellii has some colour and the odd pale flower blown open lower…

29th May

…previously (for years). Ilex dipyrena Ilex dipyrena An unnamed and, as yet, unidentified Keith Rushforth (10131) collected Photinia species from China. Striking undersides to the leaves. Photinia So we conclude:1….

6th May

…a BBC journalist has a scoop which is outside their normal journalistic line. The Iranians were flying scores of planes from China during the last two months despite pretending they…

30th May

…the nursery today were: Iris ‘Jane Phillips’ Iris ‘Jane Phillips’ Rehmannia elata Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Milky Way’ Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Milky Way’ Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘China Girl’…

Tom Hudson – Camellia cuspidata saga!

…the Flora of China the Tregrehan plant would be cuspidata var cuspidata and the Trewithen plants cuspidata var grandiflora. Presuming that the 2 Trewithen plants are species and not cuspidata…

15th June

…slight. Amelanchier bartramiana Two out of three casualties in our deliberately closely planted trio of Betula albosinensis ‘China Rose’ (in the Isla Rose planting) due to the recent drought and…

3rd September

…deltoides ‘Purple Tower’ Populus deltoides ‘Purple Tower’ Betula albosinensis ‘China Rose’ had some serious regrowth from below the graft which I also cut out today and you can see piled…

6th July

…was a gift from Nantes Parks. Lagerstroemia limii Lagerstroemia limii The evergreen Cornus augustata ‘Empress of China’ has really perked up after repotting. Cornus augustata ‘Empress of China’ Surprising to…

5th May

…amazing thing to say but the newly planted rhodos in Rookery Nursery Bed could do with a drink. Betula albosinensis ‘China Ruby’ is starting to develop nice bark on its…