31st March

over winter and some will soon drop. The bark is attractive on the new stems too. Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus lancifolius (BSWJ 5690 – a…

25th March

…its evergreen foliage burnt off in the cold but still with plenty of flowering tassels. Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus chinensis looking quite splendid (deciduous). Stachyurus chinensis Stachyurus chinensis Stachyurus

8th March

…lives up to its name! Stachyurus lancifolius Stachyurus lancifolius Stachyurus lancifolius First flowers on the newly registered Magnolia ‘Caerhays Philip’. Small and sparse this year against a drab sky. Magnolia…

11th April

…evergreen species such as Stachyurus yunnanensis and Stachyurus sigeyosii are any match for Stachyurus chinensis in flower but these are not yet fully out and a bit chewed by roe…

22nd November

…on the tree. A yellowish-white hue here outside and quite unlike the plant in the nursery photographed yesterday. Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox Sorbus folgneri ‘Emiel’ still has some fruits amid…

30th August

…odd flower. Cornus canadensis 2017 – CHW Plenty of seed on Stachyurus praecox on the drive. Very different in appearance to the racemes of seed on Stachyurus chinensis. Stachyurus praecox…

RHS Savill Garden Pictures 2018

…Carlyon’ Camellia ‘E T R Carlyon’ Camellia ‘E T R Carlyon’ A gigantic multi-stemmed Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox Rhododendron ‘Minaura’ (minus x dauricum) an extraordinary colour…

24th April

…yesterday. Stachyurus praecox ‘Magpie’ Stachyurus praecox ‘Magpie’ Stachyurus praecox ‘Magpie’ Azalea stenopetalum ‘Linearifolium’ is quite variable as to colour and the divisions in the flower. This one is in the…

26th March

…shorter and chubbier flower tassels than Stachyurus chinensis. Flowering properly here for the first time. The leaves are yellow variegated. Stachyurus praecox ‘Joy Forever’ Stachyurus praecox ‘Joy Forever’ Magnolia sprengeri…

20th November

…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 ‘Vanessa’ Camellia…