10th August

…so do many similar rhododendron species. Centaurea nigra Centaurea nigra C. nigra with campion (Silene dioica) which is unusual at this time of the year in an uncut bank. C….

26th January

nigra ‘Megurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Megurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Megurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Megurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Megurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Megurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Megurochiku’ 2020 – CHW Magnolia ‘Todd’s Forty Niner’ is finally showing…

15th July

…am right that this one is the rare subspecies. Centaurea nigra Centaurea nigra Centaurea nigra Centaurea nigra I am less certain about the identification of this as Crepis capillans, Smooth…

10th November

…of Phyllostachys nigra proving it is not invasive. Phyllostachys nigra Phyllostachys nigra The Dicksonia antarctica grove. Dicksonia antarctica An early flower on Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’. Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’ Their Stewartia…

18th January

nigra ‘Medurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Medurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Medurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Medurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Medurochiku’ Pleioblastus hindsii – the least vigorous and developed as yet of the seven. Pleioblastus hindsii Pleioblastus…

23rd March

…albo sinensis Quercus nigra ‘Beethoven’ – a record tree. Most leaves blown off. Quercus nigra ‘Beethoven’ Quercus nigra ‘Beethoven’ Quercus nigra ‘Beethoven’ Lithocarpus henryi was especially fine. Lithocarpus henryi Lithocarpus…

2nd July

…Juglans nigra Juglans nigra Davidia involucrata var. vilmoriniana has attractive bark and slightly different shaped leaves. Flowers long gone. Bark a bit different too. Davidia involucrata var. vilmoriniana Davidia involucrata…

26th February

…Phoebe Taylor’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Mary Phoebe Taylor’ Prunus cerasifera ‘Nigra’ early into flower in the nursery which one seldom notices or appreciates. Prunus cerasifera ‘Nigra’ Then a 40 minute…

27th December

…Paler than in the spring though. Magnolia lilliflora ‘Nigra’ Magnolia lilliflora ‘Nigra’ A single rogue flower on Michelia ‘Touch of Pink’ (it is a touch of purple really). Michelia ‘Touch…