21st October

…well worth growing. There are no other lilacs anywhere near so the seed should come true with variegated leaves as here. Syringa emodiiAureovariegata’ Syringa emodiiAureovariegata’ Loads of ripe…

15th November

…centres of its leaves persist only on the leaves which are lower down the shrub. Syringa emodiiAureovariegata’ Syringa emodiiAureovariegata’ Hydrangea quercifolia putting on its true colours – rather…

10th November

…picked a nearly ripe seed head of Syringa emodiiAureovariegata’ for Asia to try and grow. I have never seen seed heads on this plant before or the one of…

8th July

…japonica ‘Sekkansugi’ and Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Gold Rush’ Picea pungens ‘Kloster’ and Sciadopitys verticillata Picea pungens ‘Kloster’ and Sciadopitys verticillata Wollemia nobilis and a very fine Calocedrus decurrens ‘Aureovariegata’ Wollemia nobilis…

11th September

…a fine upright habit and arguably the darkest black leaves of any small tree. Cercidiphyllum ‘Red Fox’ Cercidiphyllum ‘Red Fox’ Alongside it is another summer casualty; Aralia elala ‘Aureovariegata’ has…