8th September

…new shoots. Arundo donax ‘Golden Chain’ Arundo donax ‘Golden Chain’ Arundo donax ‘Golden Chain’ Ligustrum japonicum ‘Aureum’ in full flower. Ligustrum japonicum ‘Aureum’ Ligustrum japonicum ‘Aureum’ Dregea sinensis Dregea sinensis…

3rd May

…glauca Phyllocladus glauca Phyllocladus glauca Gleditsia sinensis – with huge thorns to stop animals climbing the tree. Gleditsia sinensis Gleditsia sinensis Davidia involucrata var. vilmorimana ‘Golden Birr’ has golden young…

2nd February

…the two in size. snowdrops on the lawn snowdrops on the lawn Rhododendron ‘Golden Oriole Talavera’ (formerly var ‘Talavera’) is very fine outside the front gate. Pale yellow. Golden Oriole…

7th March

…a hint of red in the flowers unlike ‘Talavera’ which is a pure yellow. This group is above Rogers Quarry. Rhododendron Golden Oriole var ‘Busaco’ Rhododendron Golden Oriole var ‘Busaco’…

28th March

…not. Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’ Rhododendron ‘Golden Oriole var Talavera’ is also just coming out. This is a Caerhays cross and its sister is ‘Golden Oriole’ var Busaco which has more of…

4th March

…Oriole Group – ‘Talavera’. Rhododendron Golden Oriole Group – ‘Talavera’ Rhododendron Golden Oriole Group – ‘Talavera’ Magnolia ‘Plum Pudding’ with another ‘pudding’ underneath (Nicky). Magnolia ‘Plum Pudding’ Camellia reticulata ‘Fiesta…

1st January

…first flush on Camellia x williamsii ‘Golden Spangles’ with its odd golden central leaf variegation. Camellia x williamsii ‘Golden Spangle’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Golden Spangle’ A clump of garlic well…

16th March

…Camellia “Fire ‘n’ Ice” Camellia ‘Free Spirit’ Camellia ‘Free Spirit’ Camellia ‘Free Spirit’ Camelia ‘Silver Ruffles’ Camelia ‘Silver Ruffles’ Camelia ‘Silver Ruffles’ And some newer magnolias:Magnolia ‘Sentinel’ – quite dull!…

15th December

…present. One exception has been Ilex aquifolium ‘Golden van Tol’ which the reference books say is not a great one for berrying up. Our plant below Tin Garden is looking…

16th October

…for a malus. fruits are golden yellow fruits are golden yellow One seedling however is clearly a hybrid with reddish fruits and a larger taller tree. Could it be a…