29th May

…xanthocodon Purpurellum Group. Rhododendron cinnarbarinum subsp. xanthocodon Purpurellum Group Styrax formosanus var. hatayanus with incredible scent. Styrax formosanus var. hatayanus Styrax formosanus var. hatayanus Bark fissures or splits in Photinia…

16th March

…for the newly planted Camellia ‘Scentsation’. It is a japonica variety and I got no scent at all! Hard to see how it can have a scent as there appear…

3rd May

…an inspiration even before you get the scent. Rhododendron ‘Lady Alice Fitzwilliam’ New growth well away on x Rhaphiobotrya ‘Coppertone’. x Rhaphiobotrya ‘Coppertone’ Pinkish new growth on Quercus candicans and…

22nd April

…long show in a hot period of weather. Rhododendron macabeanum Michelia foveolata now decently out – strong scent. Michelia foveolata Michelia foveolata I tried cutting through one of Asia’s three…

14th April

…green but with far more pink. Very similar to Magnolia ‘Yuchelia’ really but without the scent and a much more vigorous growing tree. Magnolia ‘Daybreak’ Magnolia ‘Daybreak’ Magnolia ‘Daybreak’ This…

17th April

…Bride’ Polemonium ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Polemonium ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Pittosporum undulatum Pittosporum undulatum Isopogon formosanus Isopogon formosanus Photinia ‘Louise’ Photinia ‘Louise’ Acer cappadocicum ‘Aureum’ Acer cappadocicum ‘Aureum’ Cercis canadensis ‘Appalachian…

18th April

…it is hard to get a decent picture as it has grown too tall. Rather similar to Magnolia ‘Heaven Scent’ I think. Magnolia ‘Galaxy’ Magnolia ‘Butterflies’ has lost its leader…

23rd March

…Hughes Plants) first flowering. Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ Magnolia ‘Yellow Bird’ just starting. Magnolia ‘Yellow Bird’ The Magnolia veitchiis stand out behind the castle. Magnolia veitchiis Campbell Clarke…

21st April

…this at Caerhays after several attempts. Huodendron baristratum Huodendron baristratum Huodendron baristratum Michelia ernestii (formerly M wilsonii) is in flower with a yellow scented flower. Strangely there is nothing like…

5th August

…come between now and perhaps November. The flowers last only a day or two in full sun and the best scent is in the evenings with petals shattered on the…