10th August

…so do many similar rhododendron species. Centaurea nigra Centaurea nigra C. nigra with campion (Silene dioica) which is unusual at this time of the year in an uncut bank. C….

26th January

…a good place for visitors to see and enjoy it in the future. Phyllostachys nigra ‘Megurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Megurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Megurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Megurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Megurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra

15th July

…Centaurea nigra Centaurea nigra Centaurea nigra I am less certain about the identification of this as Crepis capillans, Smooth Hawk’s beard. Poor pictures I fear. Crepis capillans Crepis capillans This…

10th November

…of Phyllostachys nigra proving it is not invasive. Phyllostachys nigra Phyllostachys nigra The Dicksonia antarctica grove. Dicksonia antarctica An early flower on Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’. Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’ Their Stewartia…

18th January

…they seem to be darkening. Phyllostachys nigra ‘Medurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Medurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Medurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Medurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Medurochiku’ Pleioblastus hindsii – the least vigorous and developed as yet…

23rd March

…catkins. Betula albo sinensis Betula albo sinensis Betula albo sinensis Quercus nigra ‘Beethoven’ – a record tree. Most leaves blown off. Quercus nigra ‘Beethoven’ Quercus nigra ‘Beethoven’ Quercus nigra ‘Beethoven’…

26th February

…Belle’ seedling Prunus cerasifera ‘Pissardii’ is quite similar to ‘Nigra’ in flower but this one has purple foliage rather than the near black of ‘Nigra’. This is a very elderly…

27th December

…than in the spring though. Magnolia lilliflora ‘Nigra’ Magnolia lilliflora ‘Nigra’ A single rogue flower on Michelia ‘Touch of Pink’ (it is a touch of purple really). Michelia ‘Touch of…

29th December

…arrival but assume the former. Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’ Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’ Rabbit nibbling on two low branches on a magnolia by Georges Hut. The plant is mature enough here to…