7th February

…‘species nova’ Mahonia (then) ‘species nova’ Mahonia (then) ‘species nova’ The typical branch/trunk formation on Magnolia dawsoniana. Magnolia dawsoniana Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ is just coming out in a pot….

17th September

…catalpa? Entelia arborescens The Brassaiopsis dumicola flower still not fully out. Brassaiopsis dumicola Parastyrax sp. nova (BWJ 15185) with early autumn tints. Parastyrax sp. nova Fuchsia speciosa in full flower….

26th May

Nova (15185) from Crûg was acquired last year. Very expensive indeed but it has made huge growth in a year. Parastyrax sp. Nova Parastyrax sp. Nova Trevesia or Brassaiopis dumicola…

27th June

…Schefflera sp. Nova (NJM 13118). Lengthy new growth and attractive young leaves. Schefflera sp. Nova Schefflera sp. Nova 2018 – CHW A trip to look at some new and more…

6th July

…Parastyrax sp. Nova Parastyrax sp. Nova As has Lagerstroemia limii which was a gift from Nantes Parks. Lagerstroemia limii Lagerstroemia limii The evergreen Cornus augustata ‘Empress of China’ has really…

11th June

…Schefflera species nova Schefflera species nova Last few flowers on a yellow Rhododendron royalei hybrid. About three colours remain of what were once six named different coloured hybrids. Rhododendron royalei…

24th June

…flowers on Magnolia rostrata this year. Magnolia rostrata Schefflera species Nova (NJM 13.118) with its gigantic new growth. Schefflera species Nova Metapanax davidii with slug damage on the new growth….

14th July

…with seed heads. I have missed the flowers themselves. Huge leathery leaves. Viburnum calvum A second plant of Parastyrax species nova (BWJ 15185) making good progress in a hot dry…

5th February

…Ewe’ Camellia x williamsii ‘St Ewe’ Mahonia species Nova from Roy Lancaster still looking wonderful on Bond Street. Mahonia species Nova Laurel planting below Bond Street looks good. Laurel 2021…

30th August

…flowers once. Planted in 2007. Schinus polygamus Schinus polygamus Schinus polygamus Nice autumn tints on Parastyrax sp. nova (Crûg 15165). Parastyrax sp. nova Then I find Forestiera punctata (neo-mexicana) just…