7th February

Daphniphyllum macropodum Daphniphyllum macropodum Daphniphyllum macropodum Daphniphyllum macropodum Daphniphyllum macropodum Still lots of ripe fruit hanging on the branches of Styrax serrulatus near the Daphniphyllum. Styrax serrulatus Styrax serrulatus Rhododendron…

10th October

…are plenty here. Daphniphyllum macropodum Daphniphyllum macropodum Daphniphyllum macropodum Daphniphyllum macropodum Cornus capitata with much larger fruits than the kousa varieties yesterday. They are not yet quite ripe either. Cornus…

23rd September

…excellent small tree. Very different leaf structure to other species and clearly likes being in full sun. Daphniphyllum glaucescens Daphniphyllum glaucescens Daphniphyllum glaucescens The rare Nyssa ogeche is also doing…

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…

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…

15th November

…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 oleifera…

13th January

…this size left now on the drive. Daphniphyllum macropodum Daphniphyllum macropodum 2017 – CHW First wild daffodil out at the Four in Hand. wild daffodil Snowdrops around the daffodils. Snowdrops…

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