26th August

…side Persea japonica Schima? Schima khasiana And the same again with the leaves turned over: Persea japonica Schima? Schima khasiana The problem is that the Schima (probably) khasiana has been…

27th September

…the flower is striking. Some scent with the schima flowers but only close up. Schima khasiana Schima khasiana Schima khasiana Schima khasiana 2015 – CHW Lapageria rosea out by the…

30th September

…early flowering? Rhododendron mucronulatum Another Schima in flower which may be another Schima khasiana. It was planted as Schima wallichii but we all know the muddle in Schima identification. Schima

28th August

…buds on our (supposed) Schima argentea this year. A few on (supposed) Schima wallichii but not out yet in more shade. Schima khasiana Schima khasiana 2017 – CHW The dogs…

29th September

…crop from last winter. Ilex verticillata Schima khasiana is now out in flower but, again, very few flowers compared to last year. Schima khasiana Schima superba is however covered and…

5th October

…wrongly named. Schima argentea Schima argentea Schima argentea Schima argentea What extraordinary seeds Melliodendron xylocarpum has. Huge and not rounded as one might have expected from the Styracaceae family. Despite…

19th October

…Camellia sasanqua ‘Winter Snowman’ Schima wallichii (or perhaps it is Schima khasiana?) is about to become the best thing in the garden. I have planted several species including Schima argentea…

20th February

…into just one species. Absurd! Schima wallichii Schima wallichii Schima wallichii An especially good dark form of Rhododendron spinuliferum which is out much earlier than usual. Tom thinks this came…

22nd September

…off. Schima superba Schima superba Photinia serratifolia x ardisifolia from Crûg has growth with some leaves heavily serrated/prickled and some totally un-prickled and un-serrated. Photinia serratifolia x ardisifolia Photinia serratifolia…

24th September

Schima khasiana Schima khasiana Schima khasiana 2019 – CHW A search for fruits and berries on the drive. Stewartia rostrata with plump seed heads which are nearly ripe. The recent…