18th March

…which was out at the top. Acer sikkimensis Rhododendron davidii – new to me and a delicious pale colour. Rhododendron davidii Rhododendron davidii Rhododendron davidii Rhododendron davidii Camellia ‘Mrs D…

12th September

…head. Another obscure novelty to go out next spring. Metapanax davidii Metapanax davidii Metapanax davidii Disanthus cercidifolius leaves showing their superb range of autumn colours. Why do we struggle to…

5th March

…yard arch today – a Magnolia campbellii x Magnolia mollicomata seedling. Magnolia campbellii x Magnolia mollicomata seedling Rhododendron davidii (from Tom Hudson originally) just going over. Rhododendron davidii Rhododendron davidii

16th May

…Not sure where this came from but clearly a greenhouse plant. Prostanthera calycinca Hemiptelea davidii with viscous spines (Zelkova davidii). Introduced to the UK in 1908 but native also to…

5th June

…flinckii. Cotoneaster flinckii And on Cotoneaster wilsonii. Cotoneaster wilsonii Hemiptelia davidii with new leaf and vicious spines. Hemiptelia davidii Hemiptelia davidii Cornus kousa ‘Doubloon’ just about fully out. Cornus kousa…

8th April

…CHW Jaimie and Michael visited Tregrehan over Easter weekend and photographed the following:Rhododendron davidii Rhododendron davidii Rhododendron davidii A Magnolia sprengeri from Lei Shan Magnolia sprengeri Acer negundo subsp. mexicanum…

15th November

…Acer davidii ‘Karmen’ is still mainly green but the odd leaf has good colours. A vigorous grower but the snake bark is best in younger plants. These look better at…

5th September

…nest Hornets guarding their nest Metapanax davidii with seed heads and its interesting leaf structure. Metapanax davidii Metapanax davidii Buddleia heliophila now fully out. Buddleia heliophila Buddleia heliophila Rather pathetic…

2nd August

…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 direct result of a…

19th August

…the tea towels enlighten. tea towels Peacock butterflies on a Buddleja davidii ‘Empire Blue’. Buddleja davidii ‘Empire Blue’ The commemorative planting of Quercus robur ‘Fastigiata’ growing away well. Quercus robur…