31st January

…sycoparrotia is a cross between sycopsis and parrotia. Both are excellent for early spring colour as an alternative to hammamellis. Sycopsis sinensis Sycopsis sinensis Sycopsis sinensis I have never seen…

9th June

…a sycopsis only flower in January/February? Perhaps not this species. Sycopsis tutcheri Sycopsis tutcheri Photinia nitakayensis has just finished flowering. Photinia nitakayensis Photinia nitakayensis Aristolochia sempervirens with peculiar ‘mouse-like’ flowers…

24th September

…at the end of the twigs may yet turn into early spring flowers. It is clearly an evergreen species with a dainty leaf arrangement. Sycopsis tutcheri Sycopsis tutcheri Sycopsis tutcheri…

5th February

…out. It really is different to x Sycoparrotia semidecidua which is still in bud with larger black buds. Sycopsis sinensis Sycopsis sinensis Helleborus ‘Red Lady’ just out. Helleborus ‘Red Lady’…

6th February

Sycopsis-like to me! Nothing in ‘New Trees’ to enlighten us further. Sycopsis tutcheri These snowdrops were dug in the green from The Vean 12 to 13 years ago prior to…

24th March

…Much better colour than the normal yellow one. Edgewarthia chrysantha ‘Red Dragon’ Parriotopsis jacquemontiana is not an evergreen and the flowers are a great improvement on Sycopsis sinensis which is…