14th December

…a new golden yew. A new introduction for next year’s catalogue and website I guess. Taxus baccata ‘Repens Aurea’ Taxus baccata ‘Repens Aurea’ Juniperus pingii ‘Hulsdonk Yellow’ – another new…

21st July

baccata ‘Dovastonii Aurea’ Taxus baccata ‘Dovastonii Aurea’ Not quite out yet is Meliosma dillenifolia subsp. cuneifolia but covered in flower this year. Meliosma dillenifolia subsp. cuneifolia The oldest Manglietia insignis…

24th July

…drooping young yellow new growth. Taxis baccata ‘Dovastonii Aurea’ Taxis baccata ‘Dovastonii Aurea’ Manglietia moto (now Magnolia kwangtungensis) with its huge goose or duck egg shaped buds high upon the…

30th July

…Sensation’, ‘Little Lime’, ‘Wims Red’). 2019 – CHW A young Taxus baccata ‘Aurea’ with particularly fine new growth in the shade on Sinogrande Walk. Quite a bit of tidying up…

3rd May

…‘Elk River’ Malus coronaria ‘Elk River’ Malus ‘Admiration’ Malus ‘Admiration’ Malus toringo – a semi weeping Japanese crab apple growing only to 8-10ft. Malus toringo Malus baccata – Siberian crab….

8th October

…who would not bother with old traditional varieties like these. 2020 – CHW A trip along Sinogrande Walk. Taxus baccata ‘Standishii’ – a female form of fastigiate holly which has…

8th April

…maakii ‘Amber Beauty’ Darmera peltata in flower with no leaf. Darmera peltata Taxus baccata ‘Rushmore’ – tiny leaves. Taxus baccata ‘Rushmore’ Michael receives the cup for the best rhododendron truss…

20th September

…Hoheria sextylosa ‘Pendula’ Berries aplenty on Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata’. Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata’ The little Wollemi pine which has struggled to 10ft or so in 10 to 12 years has suddenly…

15th May

…turkey oak Magnolia ‘Moonspire’ flowering properly (or properly noticed) for the first time. Jaimie picked a flower. A x brooklynensis seedling. Magnolia ‘Moonspire’ Magnolia ‘Moonspire’ Malus x micromalus (Malus baccata

2nd October

…we saw this in flower earlier this year it was pure white and not pink as Hilliers state it should be (Malus baccata x Malus spectabilis as it was labelled…