23rd March

…well away on Burns Bank. Parrotia subaequalis Parrotia subaequalis 2020 – CHW The morning is spent ‘furloughing’ the majority of staff here. This new word means that the government pays…

14th October

…young plant by George’s Hut. What spectacular black autumn colour this new species has! We have yet to see any flowers on this plant. Parrotia subaequalis Parrotia subaequalis Gathering seeds…

28th March

…and insignificant though they are. Parrotia persica Parrotia persica A couple of smaller clumps of Rhododendron cilpinense have just come out. The pink edges will quickly fade but are good…

21st October

…still also with bright green secondary new growth. This is the third time we have planted this relatively new introduction and the only success. Parrotia subaequalis Parrotia subaequalis Camptotheca acuminata…

4th November

…Diospyros kaki 2020 – CHW Work well underway pruning the huge laurels below Sinogrande Walk. laurels I seem to have missed the best of the colours on Parrotia subaequalis. Parrotia

23rd October

…with the unusual mixture of red and yellow. Parrotia persica ‘Persian Spire’ Parrotia persica ‘Persian Spire’ Quercus liaotungensis leaves turn brown and hold on the younger trees but the colours…

20th November

…praecox Exceptional too on Parrotia persica ‘Vanessa’. Parrotia persica ‘Vanessa’ Parrotia persica ‘Vanessa’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Mary Jobson’ full out in the camellia tunnel but not yet showing outside here….

4th December

…the Main Ride. Rather small flowers on this old plant. Camellia x williamsii ‘George Blandford’ 2015 – CHW Nice colours on Parrotia persica which will probably be out in flower…

27th August

…Sorbus hupehensis already in August. Sorbus hupehensis Parrotia persica already showing wonderful autumn tints. Parrotia persica A good batch of seed grown Embothrium lanceolatum coming on in the mist houses….

18th July

…Palms and Dasylirion A fine Tertapanax papyrifer ‘Rex’. Tertapanax papyrifer ‘Rex’ Acer palmatum ‘Crippsii’ is not common at all. Acer palmatum ‘Crippsii’ Acer palmatum ‘Crippsii’ A fine Parrotia persica Parrotia