19th January

…answer is just Trachycarpus fortunei but I have never seen the circle before? Trachycarpus fortunei with huge fan leaves Trachycarpus fortunei with huge fan leaves Trachycarpus fortunei with huge fan

10th March

…x veitchii) – Gresham hybrid Magnolia ‘Manchu Fan’ Magnolia ‘Manchu Fan’ Magnolia ‘Pickards Snow Queen’ (Magnolia x soulangeana ‘Picture’ x unknown) Magnolia ‘Pickards Snow Queen’ Magnolia ‘Pickards Snow Queen’ Magnolia…

27th March

…violets. wild violets Magnolia ‘Manchu Fan’ is well up the bank and had largely escaped. Magnolia ‘Manchu Fan’ Magnolia ‘Manchu Fan’ The rhododendrons, lower down, had not. rhododendrons Dacrycarpus dacrydioides…

30th July

…garden.Lobelia ‘Fan Salmon’ is a pleasant pink with dark brown leaves like the popular Lobelia ‘Queen Victoria’. Lobelia ‘Fan Salmon’ Lobelia ‘Fan Salmon’ Rudbeckia ‘Tiger Eye Gold’ is a lowish…

18th March

…Park looking splendid from a distance today. Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ Magnolia ‘Lotus’ is yet another ‘white’. Not as good as ‘David Clulow’ or ‘Manchu Fan’ I think. This is a…

Visit to Tregrehan – 5th October

…I have ever seen fan trained on a wall. A Cydonia rather than a Chaenomeles. quince Hedychium thrysiforme in the greenhouse. Needs heat in winter but attractive. Hedychium thrysiforme Osmanthus…

11th November

…of Fan Si Pan, Lao Cai County, P R Vietnam.Rhododendron suoilenhense. Grandia subsection. Forms a spreading tree well clad in very large silvery leaves. Primrose yellow flowers with a pink…

21st January

…the difficult enough specie names? They have their place I suppose but I am only a part time fan! Over the years several experts have violently disagreed in trying to…