4th May

…(griffithianum x fortunei ssp. fortunei) Rhododendron loderi ‘Patience’ (griffithianum x fortunei ssp. fortunei) Rhododendron loderi ‘Patience’ (griffithianum x fortunei ssp. fortunei) There are 170 separate Loderi crosses still in the…

21st March

…Cephalotaxus fortunei Cephalotaxus fortunei Cephalotaxus fortunei Cephalotaxus fortunei Cephalotaxus fortunei Enkianthus serrulatus just coming out. Tom Hudson’s gift as a layer two to three years ago. Enkianthus serrulatus Enkianthus serrulatus…

3rd January

…rather different growth habits are both males? Hillier’s refer to female forms of this plum yew. A very odd but exciting plant. Cephalotaxus fortunei Cephalotaxus fortunei Cephalotaxus fortunei Cephalotaxus fortunei

2nd May

…tour and lunch in Exbury’s centenary year. On the tables were superb displays: ‘Douggie Bettridge’ (fortunei x ‘Jalisco’) ‘Douggie Bettridge’ (fortunei x ‘Jalisco’) ‘Charlotte de Rothschild’ (fortunei subsp. discolor x…

25th May

…but very attractive indeed. Cephalotaxus fortunei Cephalotaxus fortunei Cephalotaxus fortunei Cephalotaxus fortunei This original Enkianthus campanulatus remained hidden above a camellia for decades without anyone seeing or noticing it. Usually…

19th January

…have never seen the circle before? Trachycarpus fortunei with huge fan leaves Trachycarpus fortunei with huge fan leaves Trachycarpus fortunei with huge fan leaves Trachycarpus fortunei with huge fan leaves…

15th April

…lower outside. Paulownia fortunei Paulownia fortunei Paulownia fortunei Paulownia fortunei The rare Magnolia officinalis var biloba is just coming out and not, I think, as pink as last year as…

3rd September

…level and could be layered. Huge leaves! Paulownia fortunei Paulownia fortunei Paulownia fortunei Quercus hypoxyantha has pinkish secondary new growth and is starting to settle in. Odd shaped crinkly leaves…

2nd August

…propagate this. Cleyera japonica ‘Fortunei’ Cleyera japonica ‘Fortunei’ Cleyera japonica ‘Fortunei’ Liquidambar acalycina with wonderful secondary new growth. Liquidambar acalycina Liquidambar acalycina Aesculus wangii with some too after the rain…

1st August

…Rhododendron stamineum. I found a flower of this on a young plant on the main ride today. Rhododendron fortunei subsp discolor Rhododendron fortunei subsp discolor How well the two Rhododendron…