27th April

…George’ which is usually out with the Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ beside it. Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ & Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ Malus ‘Jelly King’ now full out. Malus ‘Jelly King’ now…

8th April

…‘Jelly King’ which we bought in for the Isla Rose Plantation. This is an introduction from New Zealand and is the ideal crab apple for making jelly. Malus ‘Jelly King’…

9th April

…young plants in an east wind near the Playhouse. Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ and Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ in the background. An odd and spectacular combination….

15th April

…tree taking down an old beech tree taking down an old beech tree taking down an old beech tree The Ilex platyphylla windbreak will now have more light to get…

24th May

…Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ Staphylea holocarpa ‘Innocence’ with numerous clusters of bladder nuts. This small tree or shrub has never produced bladders…

21st March

…and superb. Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ A young Daphniphyllum oldhamii with reddish new growth. Daphniphyllum oldhamii Daphniphyllum oldhamii Rhododendron ‘Harry Tagg’ excellent…

10th April

…few visible leaves. Sophora japonica ‘Sun King’ Sophora japonica ‘Sun King’ Acer fabri is evergreen. Here, for the first time, I see the attractive inflorescences on full show. Acer fabri…

22nd May

…fifth as Ilex kingiana. Here is the trunk of one of the Ilex dipyrena. Ilex dipyrena We locate four other Ilex kingiana of varying ages, but mostly 60 to 80…

24th April

…and a bit hidden in the mass of interlocking branches. Prunus incisa Prunus incisa Prunus incisa Magnolia ‘Carlos’ nearly over. A pretty poor yellow here today in comparison to many…

29th April

…Johnstone’ with its amazing double flowers. Rhododendron ‘Johnny Johnstone’ Sophora macrophylla ‘Sun King’ has no leaves after the cold but huge amounts of flower. Sophora macrophylla ‘Sun King’ Wonderful reddish-bronze…