3rd June

…the new growth. Deutzia longifolia Deutzia longifolia Stachyurus praecox ‘Devon Purple’ – a new clone to me with really red new growth. Stachyurus praecox ‘Devon Purple’ Stachyurus praecox ‘Devon Purple’…

9th May

…attractive new growth with a purplish tinge. Acer albopurpurascens Acer albopurpurascens Ucodendron whartonii with extraordinary but rather fine new growth too. I have no idea what this new introduction from…

2nd May

…by the look of it. Staphylea colchica ‘Black Jack’ Staphylea colchica ‘Black Jack’ Quercus yunnanensis with a new set of leaves. Quercus yunnanensis Quercus yunnanensis Illicium merrillianum with good new

19th February

New signage on the new shop A new advertorial sign for The Vean and our holiday lets too with (at last) a proper location map. new advertorial sign for The…

8th April

…than just one. new (this year’s) plantings new (this year’s) plantings The rhododendron season really is upon us and the rain on Sunday night has had a big stimulus on…

25th April

…excellent show. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Beside it the much newer New Zealand hybrid Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ is still showing nicely weeks after it first came out. Despite the leaves now…

29th March

…major A new plant for the website, Melaleuca squarrosa, with small delicate leaves and attractive new growth. Melaleuca squarrosa Melaleuca squarrosa Clematis alpina ‘Blue Dancer’ looking good. Clematis alpina ‘Blue…

31st March

…ago. Pittosporum daphnoides A last year planted Lithocarpus fenestratus with pinkish new growth and, sadly, a touch of frost as well. Lithocarpus fenestratus These new leaves on Tilia endochrysa we…

3rd May

…finding itself dithering over lockdown. A few (supposed) facts from Stanford University appear over the weekend with regard to COVID in New York. Ninety-nine percent of COVID deaths in New

8th October

new planting) Styrax japonicus ‘Fargesi’ (above Crino Hedge in new planting) Styrax japonicus (old plant on Burns Bank) Styrax wuyuanensis (above Crino Hedge in new planting) Styrax faberi (above Crino…