8th January

…much raphiolepsis in these plants at all? I wonder if this is simply an eriobotrya with red new growth and not the x raphiobotrya cross at all? Eriobotrya deflexa in…

4th January

…thought they would never live or thrive. Massive rabbit damage year on year to the stems and trunks but still they prosper. Eriobotrya japonica Eriobotrya japonica Eriobotrya japonica Eriobotrya japonica…

5th November

…never quite edible. Eriobotrya deflexa Eriobotrya deflexa I had forgotten that we actually had Lindera triloba but here it is below Slip Rail exhibiting exceptional yellow autumn colour with next…

15th April

…lay their eggs The first time I have ever seen flowers on Eriobotrya deflexa from Taiwan. They appear before or with the reddish new growth. Eriobotrya deflexa Eriobotrya deflexa Magnolia…

11th October

…Acer henryi Acer henryi Meanwhile Tetracentron sinense, with its odd leave structure, is not. Tetracentron sinense Tetracentron sinense Eriobotrya deflexa still has its wonderful reddish-bronze new growth. Eriobotrya deflexa Eriobotrya

10th April

Eriobotrya deflexa Eriobotrya deflexa Rhododendron flavidum full out. Another one we saw in the autumn with the odd flower. Rhododendron flavidum Rhododendron flavidum An elderly Rhododendron fargesii looking marvellous too….

9th January

…may or may not hold through the winter. unnamed Eriobotrya unnamed Eriobotrya Turpinia formosana – a gift from the Taiwan Forestry Institute. It would seem Asia has already taken cuttings!…

2nd February

…lower leaves on x Eriobotrya ‘Coppertone’ heavily pruned by deer. x Eriobotrya ‘Coppertone’ More flowers on the peculiarly coloured Rhododendron arboreum subsp. cinnamomium but still not full out. Rhododendron arboreum…

18th March

…very fine at Tregothnan. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Wonderful new growth on Eriobotrya deflexa. Eriobotrya deflexa ‘Flowers’ which are merely separate clusters of anthers and stamens on Cercidophyllum japonicum. Cercidophyllum…

29th November

…off. It would appear to contain some seed for Asia to try to grow. Magnolia tamaulipana Wonderful new growth on one of our Eriobotrya deflexa appearing in November. Eriobotrya deflexa…