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

…than in 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 –…

7th July

…to hatch off 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…

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

…‘Diabolo’ Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ has 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

15th July

…‘Harrow Hybrids’ Rhododendron ‘Harrow Hybrids’ Rhododendron ‘Harrow Hybrids’ Rhododendron ‘Harrow Hybrids’ The second Cornus hongkongensis is rather more floriferous, although in far more shade, than the one seen last week….

22nd July

…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 seedpods on Magnolia…

23rd February

…day. view from the Drive Our best Cornus hongkongensis is blown over in one of the gales. Cornus hongkongensis 2019 – CHW A trip to Old Park to view what…

22nd June

hongkongensis is starting the odd flower. The US reference book on cornus does not even mention this variety which one has to say is a pretty dull collector’s item. The…