10th May

…the show will have to come from Burncoose. Embothrium lanceolatum Embothrium lanceolatum Embothrium lanceolatum pecked by blue tits Rhododendrons need to be in tight bud like Rhododendron ‘Michaels Pride’ to…

12th August

…This is the second new species of illicium to flower here this year. Illicium lanceolatum Illicium lanceolatum Illicium lanceolatum 2016 – CHW No entry. 2015 – CHW No entry. 1953…

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

15th April

lanceolatum. Early, I think. Embothrium lanceolatum A sinogrande seedling with pink stripes in its flowers as it opens. This quickly fades. We saw another like this in the Rookery a…

14th May

…and just going over AZALEA Black Hawk’ AZALEA Black Hawk’– too far out to cut EMBOTHRIUM lanceolatum ‘Norquino’ Similarly the Embothrium lanceolatum ‘Norquinco’ is too far out to cut although…

18th May

lanceolatum against a blue sky. Embothrium lanceolatum Rhododendron ‘Lem’s Monarch’ coming to its best. Rhododendron loderi ‘Venus’ next door to it nowhere near out. Rhododendron ‘Lem’s Monarch’ Rhododendron ‘Lem’s Monarch’…

28th September

…the full flush, as here, is probably the last of the Eucryphia species to flower with us. Eucryphia moorii Eucryphia moorii This young Embothrium lanceolatum was planted directly on a…

4th October

…doubt they will. Magnolia rostrata Magnolia rostrata ‘They’ always say you should plant Embothrium lanceolatum in the worst possible poor and stony ground. Here, one year on from planting, on…

1st June

…bud. Platycrater arguta Platycrater arguta Podocarpus wangii with its exceptional orange new growth. Podocarpus wangii Podocarpus wangii Illicium lanceolatum with orange-red flowers. First time I have seen this species. Illicium…

27th August

…in full colour on Sorbus hupehensis already in August. Sorbus hupehensis Parrotia persica already showing wonderful autumn tints. Parrotia persica A good batch of seed grown Embothrium lanceolatum coming on…