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

…the future. Phyllostachys 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’…

15th July

…Centaurea nigra Centaurea nigra Centaurea nigra I am less certain about the identification of this as Crepis capillans, Smooth Hawk’s beard. Poor pictures I fear. Crepis capillans Crepis capillans This…

18th January

…‘Medurochiku’ – only slightly black stems as yet but they seem to be darkening. Phyllostachys nigra ‘Medurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Medurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Medurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Medurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Medurochiku’ Pleioblastus…

23rd March

…catkins. Betula albo sinensis Betula albo sinensis Betula albo sinensis Quercus nigra ‘Beethoven’ – a record tree. Most leaves blown off. Quercus nigra ‘Beethoven’ Quercus nigra ‘Beethoven’ Quercus nigra ‘Beethoven’…

26th February

…Belle’ seedling Prunus cerasifera ‘Pissardii’ is quite similar to ‘Nigra’ in flower but this one has purple foliage rather than the near black of ‘Nigra’. This is a very elderly…

27th December

…and not a bad colour either for December! Paler than in the spring though. Magnolia lilliflora ‘Nigra’ Magnolia lilliflora ‘Nigra’ A single rogue flower on Michelia ‘Touch of Pink’ (it…

29th December

…flowering from the autumn or an early arrival but assume the former. Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’ Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’ Rabbit nibbling on two low branches on a magnolia by Georges Hut….

10th November

…‘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 seen many shooting parties…