6th October

…growth and blueish undersides to the new leaves. Camellia hongkongensis Camellia hongkongensis Camellia hongkongensis The true Camellia granthamiana. Our Caerhays (white) and Burncoose (pink) plants are clearly not the true…

27th July

…the bronzy new growth which I saw on the plant at Exbury in May. I wonder if this is actually true to name? Cornus hongkongensis Cornus hongkongensis Cornus hongkongensis An…

2nd May

…our tree of this species? Cornus hongkongensis Cornus hongkongensis Laurelia serrata in flower which I had not seen before. Laurelia serrata The very rare and record tree – Fokienia hodginsii…

7th July

…now. pheasant’s nest 2017 – CHW First flowers out on the shy flowering evergreen Cornus hongkongensis. Cornus hongkongensis Cornus hongkongensis Seed cones appear high up on the Magnolia rostrata –…

26th July

…out. Cornus hongkongensis Cornus hongkongensis Lyonia ovatifolia was felled to the ground by a falling beech tree but is now coming again vigorously. It used to flower about now but…

28th May

…come on a lot in a week since we last saw it but still not quite yet at its best. Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ Cornus hongkongensis with tiny flower bracts just…

24th June

…with most flowers at the top of the new large shrub. Syringa yunnanensis Cornus hongkongensis just coming out. Not many bracts this year and the best plant blown over last…

15th July

…red than the one on the drive when first out but fading pinker. Rhododendron ‘Harrow Hybrids’ Rhododendron ‘Harrow Hybrids’ Rhododendron ‘Harrow Hybrids’ Rhododendron ‘Harrow Hybrids’ The second Cornus hongkongensis is…

22nd July

…on the drive. Hydrangea ‘Hobella’ Hydrangea ‘Hobella’ Cornus hongkongensis has few flower bracts this year. Cornus hongkongensis Podocarps forming on Podocarpus henkellii in profusion. Podocarpus henkellii Far too many huge…

23rd February

…to Giddle Orchard is impressive even on an overcast day. view from the Drive Our best Cornus hongkongensis is blown over in one of the gales. Cornus hongkongensis 2019 –…