12th October

…think that one of the unnamed plants below Tin Garden may well be Schinus latifolius which Bean says is closely allied to S. polygama but without the spine tips on…

30th August

…Bean. Planted in circa 2000. Forestiera neo-mexicana Forestiera neo-mexicana Forestiera neo-mexicana Forestiera neo-mexicana Then another unidentified tree below Tin Garden which definitely has spine tipped shoots and may very well…

5th September

…Hilliers say is rare in cultivation. It is said to be very like Torreya californica (California nutmeg) but with smaller leaves. This plant has however noticeably bigger spine tipped leaves…

23rd October

…and ordered it up. A new genus to me completely which is related to Zelkova. Totally hardy, a shrubby tree with spine tipped branchlets and small yellowish-green fruits. Introduced from…

21st July

…peculiar deeply cut leaves and numerous but very variable spine-tipped lobes. Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Sasaba’ Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Sasaba’ One of the ancient original Hydrangea aspera subsp. sargentiana in the Auklandii Garden…