6th January

…bud on a large multi-stemmed bush in full leaf. There is always confusion with C. elegans and Cestrum fasciculatum / C. fasciculatum ‘Newellii’. C. elegans is variable in flower colour…

8th April

…International Camellia Society. Camellia japonica ‘Aitonia’ Camellia japonica ‘Aitonia’ Camellia japonica ‘Elegans’ Camellia japonica ‘Elegans’ Camellia japonica ‘Sacco Vera’ Camellia japonica ‘Sacco Vera’ Camellia japonica ‘Woodsii’ Camellia japonica ‘Woodsii’ Magnolia…

30th July

…The foliage is different though. Cestrum elegans Cestrum elegans Cestrum elegans Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Glow’ is probably sufficiently different and bicolor to make it a useful addition to the catalogue if…

18th June

…rhododendron A very late flower and a couple of buds on Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ Hosta sieboldiana elegans in full flower. Hosta sieboldiana elegans Hosta…

19th April

…made photography difficult. Staphylea ‘Elegans’ Staphylea ‘Elegans’ Staphylea colchica ‘Innocence’ as we now think it is. Staphylea colchica ‘Innocence’ Staphylea colchica ‘Innocence’ Leaves of Staphylea trifolia. Staphylea trifolia Staphylea trifolia…

24th January

…this bulging multi stemmed ‘feathery’ small tree. Cryptomeria japonica ‘Elegans Aurea’ Cryptomeria japonica ‘Elegans Aurea’ Three snakebark maple stems in the late January sun. All planted in 2007. Acer rufinerve?…

5th August

…and about 2in long. Staphylea x elegans Staphylea x elegans Just a couple of seed pods today on Staphylea trifolia. This species can be identified by its three leaflets (although…

Royal Cornwall Show – 2022

…before. Camellia reticulata ‘Ming Temple’ Camellia japonica ‘Elegans Splendor’ Camellia japonica ‘Elegans Splendor’ Camellia japonica ‘Aanafuki’ Camellia japonica ‘Aanafuki’ Camellia japonica ‘Okan Higo’ – another Higo Camellia japonica ‘Okan Higo’…

28th April

…pininana Staphylea x elegans is also a late flowerer compared to the rest. A tinge of red apparently as the buds open but we are almost too late for that…

8th July

…view Then back to more normality in the garden! Hosta sieboldiana ‘Elegans’ growing in full shade under a camellia. Hosta sieboldiana ‘Elegans’ Rhododendron sanguineum by Georges Hut. Rhododendron sanguineum Magnolia…