23rd March

…like this. A plant we failed to get established several times over the years but now well away on Burns Bank. Parrotia subaequalis Parrotia subaequalis 2020 – CHW The morning…

14th October

…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 from Magnolia Nitida…

28th March

…tree. A few small dead flowers remain but I have again missed them this year; red and insignificant though they are. Parrotia persica Parrotia persica A couple of smaller clumps…

21st October

…we have planted this relatively new introduction and the only success. Parrotia subaequalis Parrotia subaequalis Camptotheca acuminata – the Chinese Happy Tree or Cancer Tree is doing well although it…

4th November

…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 subaequalis…

23rd October

…best performers. Oxydendrum arboreum Oxydendrum arboreum Oxydendrum arboreum Parrotia persica ‘Persian Spire’ had absolutely breathtaking autumn colours too with the unusual mixture of red and yellow. Parrotia persica ‘Persian Spire’…

20th November

…venusta Puya venusta Autumn colour on Stachyurus praecox better than I have ever seen it. Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox Exceptional too on Parrotia persica ‘Vanessa’. Parrotia persica ‘Vanessa’ Parrotia persica…

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

…in full colour on 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…

21st November

…Prunus ‘Shirotae’ is not nearly as good as it was last year and has been battered in the wind. Prunus ‘Shirotae’ Parrotia persica on the drive has a good yellow…