27th April

…George’ which is usually out with the Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ beside it. Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ & Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ Malus ‘Jelly King’ now full out. Malus ‘Jelly King’ now…

9th April

…young plants in an east wind near the Playhouse. Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ and Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ in the background. An odd and spectacular combination….

8th April

…‘Silver King’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver King’ Quercus monimotricha which Asia has cleverly grown from cuttings. Drooping silvery new growth on tall erect shoots. Quercus monimotricha Quercus monimotricha First flowers on…

15th April

…old beech tree taking down an old beech tree taking down an old beech tree taking down an old beech tree The Ilex platyphylla windbreak will now have more light…

24th May

…George’ Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ Staphylea holocarpa ‘Innocence’ with numerous clusters of bladder nuts. This small tree or shrub has never produced…

21st March

…and superb. Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ A young Daphniphyllum oldhamii with reddish new growth. Daphniphyllum oldhamii Daphniphyllum oldhamii Rhododendron ‘Harry Tagg’ excellent…

10th April

…few visible leaves. Sophora japonica ‘Sun King’ Sophora japonica ‘Sun King’ Acer fabri is evergreen. Here, for the first time, I see the attractive inflorescences on full show. Acer fabri…

4th April

…flowers out on Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ – I saw a truss at the show and could not believe it would be out yet. Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ Camellia ‘Fairy…

25th September

…Sorbus ‘Golden Wonder’ is the largest of the three but has no fruits at all this year. Sorbus ‘Pearly King’ Sorbus ‘Pearly King’ Sorbus ‘Pearly King’ Another Magnolia ‘March-till-Frost’ full…

5th October

…this in the Burncoose catalogue. Malus ‘Jelly King’ Malus ‘Jelly King’ Photinio villosa var. coreana now has massed ripe fruits. We saw the other two forms of P. villosa with…