4th July

…20ft plus tall and every twig has a cluster of lobster claw flowers. Lomatia ferruginea Lomatia ferruginea Lomatia ferruginea Lomatia ferruginea Ligustrum confusum is a record tree. Rather a fine…

2nd July

…and sell well at Hampton Court. The best thing in the garden today. Lomatia ferruginea Lomatia ferruginea Lomatia ferruginea Neolitsea aff. polycarpa was simply too tall to stand upright when…

24th June

…– Lomatia ferruginea at its best. We pruned up the lower branches last autumn and the trunk is producing new shoots. Lomatia ferruginea Lomatia ferruginea Ligustrum confusum with huge inflorescences….

11th November

…long handled pruners to collect the seed. Lomatia ferruginea Lomatia ferruginea Autumnal views over Hovel Cart Road towards Old Park. Autumnal views Autumnal views Styrax formosanus var formosanus is as…

4th February

…Nice bark on its trunk. Lomatia ferruginea Lomatia ferruginea First flowers on the pinker form of Rhododendron irroratum. Nowhere near as good a form as the Burncoose plants which have…

5th January

…out for Hampton Court flower show so well worth propagating for sale there. Lomatia ferruginea Lomatia ferruginea Rhododendron hookeri with the ‘barbs’ on the petioles clearly showing beside the new…

25th May

…trichosperma A good batch of recently potted Lomatia ferruginea. Lomatia ferruginea Embothrium lanceolatum seedlings have germinated well and are now being pricked out and potted in small pots. Embothrium lanceolatum…

10th August

…Magnolia ‘Apollo’ are now full out and not that different in colour to the spring unlike many secondary efforts. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Drooping seed clusters forming on Lomatia ferruginea. Lomatia ferruginea

25th August

…Seed aplenty forming on Lomatia ferruginea. Lomatia ferruginea Seed heads forming on Photinia prionophylla. Photinia prionophylla Although I suspect they will not develop properly acorn clusters forming on Lithocarpus variolosus….

2nd September

…on Hydrangea aspera from Lord Howick. Very late into flower. Hydrangea aspera Vigorous reshooting from the fallen and pollarded Magnolia ‘Cecil Nice’. Magnolia ‘Cecil Nice’ Seedpods forming on Lomatia ferruginea