13th October

…but most of the flowers are seed heads. Eupatorium ligustrinum Eupatorium ligustrinum This is the unidentified spiny plant on Bond Street which must, I think, be a Crûg Farm Zanthoxylum…

26th December

…is odd. Quite attractive but no butterflies around today! Eupatorium ligustrinum Eupatorium ligustrinum Two small and newly planted Rhododendron mucronulatum on the drive by the fernery are coming into flower….

16th October

…and Costa Rica. Eupatorium ligustrinum Eupatorium ligustrinum This clump of five malus came as seed from Werrington ages ago. The crab apple fruits are golden yellow and ripe now but…