13th March

…Caerhays in the late 1920s according to JCW’s notes. Michelia floribunda Michelia floribunda Michelia floribunda Michelia floribunda Michelia floribunda Next door is a huge Manglietia insignis which I had forgotten…

17th May

floribunda ‘Violacea Plena’ is always a shy flowerer and the flowers are easily hidden by leaves. Too far out for Chelsea now anyway. Wisteria floribunda ‘Violacea Plena Wisteria floribunda ‘Violacea…

21st April

…delightful argument. Michelia floribunda Michelia floribunda Michelia floribunda Michelia floribunda Michelia floribunda We then move onto Tom’s (wild collected in SW Yunnan and 100 miles from his collection of floribunda)…

11th June

…see. This is what Tom Hudson wrote to me: M. floribunda is all over SE Asia, Yunnan, Nth Vietnam, Laos, Burma, etc. M. floribunda var. tonkinensis was named for the…

19th March

…of Michelia doltsopa and not Michelia floribunda or Michelia champaca as had been suggested by others. [Photo caption: What we thought were Michelia floribunda now identified as widely differing forms…

14th May

…a few racemes of double flowers appearing on the new growth rather than the old wood. Wisteria floribunda ‘Violacea Plena’ 2019 – CHW Wisteria floribunda ‘Violacea Plena’ (syn. ‘Black Dragon’)…

1st June

…yunnanensis Salvia leucantha just out. Salvia leucantha Vesalea floribunda which is now a new name for the semi climbing Abelia floribunda as it has always been known. Another annoying name…

22nd June

…as cuttings have so far failed. Magnolia floribunda var. tonkinensis Magnolia floribunda var. tonkinensis Magnolia floribunda var. tonkinensis Magnolia floribunda var. tonkinensis Tilia carolina subsp. heterophylla (syn. monticola) has the…

A trip to Tregrehan to study Fagacaea

…stocks it. Castanea mollissima Castanea mollissima Castanea mollissima Fraxinus floribunda with huge leaves. Himalayan. Fraxinus floribunda Fraxinus floribunda Fraxinus floribunda Quercus lineata from Burma untouched by the ‘Beast’. Quercus lineata…

25th June

…a four hour drive.Stephanotis floribunda in the sun lounge is superb but the mealy bug are creeping up from the bottom. Stephanotis floribunda Stephanotis floribunda Stephanotis floribunda This unknown rose…