6th January

flower with plenty of 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…

30th July

…crimson flowers and is probably a hybrid of Cestrum elegans. The foliage is different though. Cestrum elegans Cestrum elegans Cestrum elegans Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Glow’ is probably sufficiently different and bicolor…

8th April

…Crown Estates exhibit. Magnolia ‘Dark Shadow’ Camellia japonica ‘Matterhorn’ is one we need to obtain. Camellia japonica ‘Matterhorn’ Camellia japonica ‘Matterhorn’ Staphylea elegans won its class. Staphylea elegans Staphylea elegans

5th August

…the bottom of the pod. The seeds are in pairs as you would expect and about 2in long. Staphylea x elegans Staphylea x elegans Just a couple of seed pods…

18th June

…Surprise’ Hosta sieboldiana elegans in full flower. Hosta sieboldiana elegans Hosta sieboldiana elegans 2017 – CHW A superbly fine and sunny day for the charity fete. 457 cars in the…

19th April

…hybrids FJW’s azalea hybrids FJW’s azalea hybrids Staphylea ‘Elegans’ coming nicely into flower in the strong east wind today which has made photography difficult. Staphylea ‘Elegans’ Staphylea ‘Elegans’ Staphylea colchica…

26th February

…it. A second magnolia Camellia japonica ‘Elegans’ just out. This ought to be grown more widely. Again quite early for a japonica. Camellia japonica ‘Elegans’ I said in this blog…

28th April

…new growth. Do echiums flower in April on Tresco? I wonder what the record height actually is? Echium pininana Echium pininana Staphylea x elegans is also a late flowerer compared…