29th March

…Clematis alpina ‘Blue Dancer’ Clematis alpina ‘Blue Dancer’ Clematis alpina ‘Francis Rivis’ just coming out which is much darker in colour. Clematis alpina ‘Francis Rivis’ Clematis alpina ‘Francis Rivis’ Picea…

18th December

…Schefflera macrophylla Schefflera alpina has seeds like ivy berries in similar clusters. Schefflera alpina Schefflera alpina Schefflera alpina Schefflera alpina Some schefflera species flowered in late summer and some in…

6th April

…Schefflera alpina is hidden away in a glade but doing quite well. Does not look that ‘alpina’ to me! Schefflera alpina Schefflera alpina FJW’s cross of Rhododendron moorii x Rhododendron…

3rd November

…larger. Again I missed the flowers despite looking through the summer. Schefflera alpina Schefflera alpina I suspect a cold winter will put paid to the current fad for these Taiwanese…

16th July

…tall. The new growth is oddly ‘umbrella-like’ and more attractive than I had thought. Schefflera alpina Schefflera alpina 2015 – CHW So another hunt for some more unusual hydrangeas: Hydrangea…

6th July

…the plant now has more light following the pollarding of a nearby yew. Schefflera alpina Schefflera alpina The very elderly Hydrangea sargentiana in the Auklandii Garden is just out. There…

7th July

…growth. I have never seen this before. Schefflera alpina Schefflera alpina Another dead mature magnolia! This time Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Woodsman’. No obvious cause. Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Woodsman’ Euphorbia stygiana…

27th August

…a young plant. Quite different in colour to S. pauciflora. Schefflera alpina Schefflera alpina An elderly Rhododendron hookeri with attractive peeling bark which I had not taken in before. There…

12th February

…catalogue is Phyllocladus trichomanoides var. alpina. This very slow growing dwarf plant was a gift from the head gardener at Mount Congreve originally in 2007. Phyllocladus trichomanoides var. alpina Phyllocladus…

17th April

…in flower today were some newer additions to the website and an old favourite or two as well: Clematis alpina ‘Broughton Bride’ Clematis alpina ‘Broughton Bride’ Polemonium ‘Stairway to Heaven’…