2nd September

…amomyrtus, myrtus and ugni. So the common Myrtus luma in full flower today in many places is now properly Luma apiculata. It self seeds in profusion, has lovely peeling bark…

15th July

…flowers are of course Ugni molinae (formerly Myrtus ugni). Nearby a clethra and a callicarpa were dying of drought. Ugni still fine. Ugni molinae Ugni molinae Myrtus communis subsp. tarentina…

18th February

…not too bad at a distance. Myrtus lechleriana Myrtus lechleriana The Magnolia ‘Delia Williams’ on the lawn which had a few flowers out has been clobbered by the frost. Perhaps…

28th April

…plants were out in late February. Wonderful bronzy new growth. Myrtus lechleriana Myrtus lechleriana Back on the drive. A newish Rhododendron neriiflorum full out. Rhododendron neriiflorum Rhododendron oldhamii just showing…

3rd July

…powellii leaves have been untroubled by slugs but no flowers yet. Myrtus communis var tarentina Alongside is a surprisingly good plant of Myrtus communis var tarentina with its very narrow…

9th January

…now full out and looking very fine for the time of the year. Polyspora longicarpa Myrtus communis seedlings have germinated in a stack of conifer wood. Myrtus communis 2017 –…

14th July

…myrtles yesterday at Osborne house despite their love of hot dry banks and self seeding. Perhaps too cold for Amomyrtus luma but plenty at Ventnor. Myrtus communis subsp tarrentina Ficus…

13th October

…an attractive bright red. Sorbus wilsoniana Sorbus wilsoniana Even now the remnants of The Beast are still showing up. Luma apiculata (Myrtus luma) has considerable bark split from the cold…

14th September

Next Day > < Previous Day CONTRIBUTORS: FJW 1955-2007 CHW 2015- JCW 1897-1939 CW 1940-1955 2019 – CHW Jaimie has discovered a veritable sea of self-sown Amomyrtus luma (formerly Myrtus

5th June

…Caerhays:Quercus insignis rare plants rare plants Euonymus morrisonensisQuercus rugosa Decaisnea insignis Myrtus paraguayensis Viburnum awabuki Viburnum atrocyanea Plus Thomas Methuen-Campbell gives us from Penrice: Callistrus (a rare conifer) Quercus hypoxantha…