18th March

…delicious pale colour. Rhododendron davidii Rhododendron davidii Rhododendron davidii Rhododendron davidii Camellia ‘Mrs D W Davis’ with huge undamaged flowers. Camellia ‘Mrs D W Davis’ Camellia ‘Mrs D W Davis’…

12th September

…puya Metapanax davidii with its first seed head. Another obscure novelty to go out next spring. Metapanax davidii Metapanax davidii Metapanax davidii Disanthus cercidifolius leaves showing their superb range of…

16th May

…a greenhouse plant. Prostanthera calycinca Hemiptelea davidii with viscous spines (Zelkova davidii). Introduced to the UK in 1908 but native also to Korea. Hemiptelea davidii Chorizema cordatum now nicely out….

8th April

…Rhododendron davidii Rhododendron davidii Rhododendron davidii A Magnolia sprengeri from Lei Shan Magnolia sprengeri Acer negundo subsp. mexicanum Acer negundo subsp. mexicanum Debregeasia longifolia Debregeasia longifolia Debregeasia longifolia The champion…

15th November

…was one of several grafted at Lees & Co near Portsmouth by an ex Hillier’s propagator. Acer davidii ‘Karmen’ Acer davidii ‘Karmen’ 2002 – FJW Nov Pink well out and…

2nd August

…Metapanax davidii. Rather similar to a fatsia flower I think. Metapanax davidii Metapanax davidii Holboellia latifolia with its purple seed pods. Another new first for us (or me anyway). Another…

27th June

…flower spikes appearing. Dark foliage with purple undersides to the leaves. One to watch. Clethra fabri Clethra fabri A newly planted Metapanax davidii with its first decent new growth. Looked…

7th April

…‘Pagoda’ A massive trunk on a mature Acer davidii. Acer davidii Primula denticulata just fading a little. Primula denticulata 2016 – CHW Another fine and dry day for the 34…

11th July

…with double white flowers with a small yellow flare is exciting. The label says ‘Cres City Doll’ which needs investigating. Rhododendron occidentale Rhododendron occidentale Hydrangea davidii, which grew well at…

11th June

…consecrated by the bishop who has been asked. granite gateposts Schefflera rhododendrifolia with its new growth three years on from planting. Schefflera rhododendrifolia Schefflera rhododendrifolia Metapanax davidii securely deer fenced….