26th December

…nothing serious. Berberidopsis beckleri Berberidopsis beckleri Camellia x williamsii ‘Hiraethlyn’ which is pale pink in bud opening white with a pink tinge. I do not remember this 1950s bred plant…

2nd May

…Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’ The stock plant of Berberidopsis beckleri is now in a shady corner on the top wall in shelter. It is not a climber as such but we…

1st June

…greenhouse visit to look at new things.Schizophragma hydrangeoides full out on the top wall in the sun. Schizophragma hydrangeoides Schizophragma hydrangeoides A single flower on Berberidopsis beckleri now planted out…

24th November

…‘Narumigata’). Camellia reticulata x sasanqua ‘Show Girl’ The Berberidopsis beckleri flowers are still not fully formed yet as some of the leaves are turning colour. Will they yet mature? Doubtful….

9th January

…from which we sold a few small plants at Hampton Court. Podocarpus species A nice batch of Lithocarpus pachyphyllus seedlings. Lithocarpus pachyphyllus An even better batch of Berberidopsis beckleri cuttings….

15th September

…dombeyi Salvia dombeyi At last we see the first tiny flower buds ever seen by us on Berberidopsis beckleri. Asia has propagated enough of these now to put it into…

26th April

…with dark brown upsides initially. Merrilliopanax alpinus Berberidopsis beckleri is the second Berberidopsis species but virtually unknown. It clearly wants to become a climber as well and we await the…