23rd March

…– a record tree. Most leaves blown off. Quercus nigra ‘Beethoven’ Quercus nigra ‘Beethoven’ Quercus nigra ‘Beethoven’ Lithocarpus henryi was especially fine. Lithocarpus henryi Lithocarpus henryi Wood anemone just appearing….

29th December

…but assume the former. Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’ Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’ Rabbit nibbling on two low branches on a magnolia by Georges Hut. The plant is mature enough here to withstand…

10th November

…very late! Magnolia lilliflora ‘Nigra’ Magnolia lilliflora ‘Nigra’ Collected the last three seed heads on Magnolia globosa. Magnolia globosa 2018 – CHW Since the crash in 2008 we have not…

27th December

…– CHW Several secondary flowers showing on Magnolia lilliflora ‘Nigra’ and not a bad colour either for December! Paler than in the spring though. Magnolia lilliflora ‘Nigra’ Magnolia lilliflora ‘Nigra’…

12th April

…good as the new (to us) ‘Fairy Lime’. Magnolia ‘Fairy Blush’ Magnolia ‘Fairy Blush’ Magnolia ‘Randy’ is one of the liliiflora ‘Nigra’ x stellata crosses with girls’ names. Magnolia ‘Randy’…

4th July

…and a great weed suppressor. Ligularia dentata ‘Desdemona’ Juglans nigra with fruit forming very much earlier in the year than I would have expected. The current heatwave has side benefits!…

6th August

…bachhousiana Correa bachhousiana Correa bachhousiana Morus nigra just ripening. Morus nigra 2016 – CHW This is the fuchsia purchased on the Isle of Wight for propagation. Fuchsia ‘Lady Bacon’ is…

5th April

…‘Honey Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Spectrum’ rather faded and battered about (Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’ x Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’). I have seen a few ‘Spectrum’ over the years and cannot be certain that…

28th December

…have:Magnolia lilliflora ‘Nigra’ full out with a few leaves still on what may have once been a secondary flowering flush in September. Magnolia lilliflora ‘Nigra’ Rhododendron ‘Countess of Haddington’ is…

9th May

…between Magnolia stellata and lilliflora nigra and have achieved 15ft spans, 10ft or so high in 40 years. There are nine named girls and we saw the lot. They are…