23rd September

Daphniphyllum glaucescens Daphniphyllum glaucescens Daphniphyllum glaucescens The rare Nyssa ogeche is also doing well beside it unlike the one on the drive which is much older but has constant dieback…

13th January

…died from the base up. I do not think it was rabbits originally. Only one decent plant of this size left now on the drive. Daphniphyllum macropodum Daphniphyllum macropodum 2017…

15th November

…rather late? Hydrangea quercifolia Hydrangea quercifolia Daphniphyllum macropodum with fine red leaf petioles but no sign of flower buds yet on this youngish plant. Daphniphyllum macropodum Daphniphyllum macropodum The Camellia…

13th May

…Juglans ailanthifolia Now Daphniphyllum oldhamii also with its first flowers at about 6-8ft in height. A Crug Farm introduction. The new growth is spectacular. Daphniphyllum oldhamii Daphniphyllum oldhamii A pale…

4th March

…and largest Daphniphyllum macropodum is nearly dead. It looked sick last autumn and I suspected honey fungus but when I look now it is a ‘doubler’ with two leading trunks…

9th May

Daphniphyllum macropodum on the drive are showing up much later than on the plants at the top of the garden. Daphniphyllum macropodum The laurel hedge above Hovel Cart Road is…

22nd April

…(arboreum). Better than 2 or 3 others in the garden. Rhododendron ‘Lady Montagu’ (Exbury Group) nicely in flower and developing into a big bush which may reach 20-30 feet. Daphniphyllum