24th October

…appears autumnal.Cercis ‘Forest Pansy’ is most striking on the drive. Cercis ‘Forest Pansy’ Cercis ‘Forest Pansy’ Cercis ‘Forest Pansy’ The schima is still full out and receiving the strong winds….

2nd June

…late to come into leaf but then… Cercis canadensis ‘Forrest Pansy’ Cercis canadensis ‘Forrest Pansy’ Cercis canadensis ‘Forrest Pansy’ More flowers on Hydrangea ‘Ayesha’. Hydrangea ‘Ayesha’ A very late clump…

11th August

…combination of Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ and Ceros canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ makes. The ‘Annabelle’ need staking as here. Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ and Ceros canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ Not bad either to see…

17th August

…‘Melua Pink’ and Monarda ‘Melua Violet’ Rudbeckia ‘Enchanted Forest’ Rudbeckia ‘Enchanted Forest’ Rudbeckia ‘Enchanted Romance’ Rudbeckia ‘Enchanted Romance’ Rudbeckia ‘Enchanted Embers’ Rudbeckia ‘Enchanted Embers’ Rudbeckia ‘Enchanted Flame’ Rudbeckia ‘Enchanted Flame’…

23rd April

…best yellow. The original clump by the podocarpus forest died out years ago but yellows have improved mightily in 40 years and we pass by with little Scottish adulation.Magnolia yuchelia…

22nd March

…being in that type of Fagaceous forest in Asia. We were surprised to see Emmenopterys trees in Vietnam recently, it will be interesting to see whether they will flower earlier…

20th February

…the flower spikes in full flower up high. Why does our Schima wallichii not set a crop of seed like this with us? Seedlings self-sown under this massive forest canopy…