23rd February

…today. P. axillaris is the only species from Taiwan. Polyspora longicarpa Polyspora axillaris Polyspora axillaris Polyspora axillaris Polyspora axillaris Lindera cercidifolia is full out. A small tree with good bark…

25th March

…at Gordonia axillaris which has come through the winter unscathed apart from deer nibbling at the base. Gordonia axillaris Gordonia axillaris Magnolia ‘Moondance’ looks only a bit different to ‘Pickards…

28th July

…never yet seen it flower here. Gordonia axillaris Gordonia axillaris A few huge seed pods are forming on Magnolia obovata ‘Pink Flush’. The largest is about 10in long and covered…

23rd January

Next Day > < Previous Day CONTRIBUTORS: FJW 1955-2007 CHW 2015- JCW 1897-1939 CW 1940-1955 2020 – CHW Polyspora axillaris var. tonkinensis with its first flowers out at about 12-15ft…

8th March

…Horsfieldii and M Hume opening, picked flower of Halleana (stellata). (Handwritten note attached to Garden Book page) Evergreens for the Dinner March 1929 Gardenia axillaris Hastia 24406 Ilex insignis Ilex…

1st June

…Rhederodendron ichangensis Acer leptaphlebium Lindera angustifolia Polyspora axillaris Ucodendron whartonii Magnolia crassifolia Rhodelia aff henryi Magnolia foveolata Rhederodendron kwangtungense Rhoiptelea chiliantha Polyspora speciosa Illicium aff griffithii Magnolia floribunda var tonkinensis…

26th August

…x rehderiana ‘Fern Leaf’ Polyspora axialis from Crug Farm has joined the dodo. It never looked much like the P. axillaris we have bought and planted from Stervinou nurseries in…

30th July

…– very rare) Deutzia pulchra (wild collected and given to us originally by Roy Lancaster) Forsythia mandschurica (no idea but dwarf?) Hydrangea serratifolia (as at Tregothnan – climber) Polyspora axillaris