10th August

…but then 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…

Bamboo’s at Caerhays

…spreader. Phyllostachys nuda Phyllostachys nuda Phyllostachys nuda Phyllostachys nuda Phyllostachys nigra ‘Medurochiku’ – only slightly black stems as yet but they seem to be darkening. Phyllostachys nigra ‘Medurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra

26th January

…enjoy it in the future. Phyllostachys nigra ‘Megurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Megurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Megurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Megurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Megurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Megurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Megurochiku’ 2020 – CHW Magnolia…

15th July

…however a common native perennial UK plant. I hope that I am right that this one is the rare subspecies. Centaurea nigra Centaurea nigra Centaurea nigra Centaurea nigra I am…

10th November

…kaku’ The quarry lake. quarry lake A clump of Phyllostachys nigra proving it is not invasive. Phyllostachys nigra Phyllostachys nigra The Dicksonia antarctica grove. Dicksonia antarctica An early flower on…

18th January

…only slightly black stems as yet but they seem to be darkening. Phyllostachys nigra ‘Medurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Medurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Medurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Medurochiku’ Phyllostachys nigra ‘Medurochiku’ Pleioblastus hindsii –…

18th August

…form of Centaurea nigra or Centaurea debeauxii. The leaf formation tallies to the reference book as well. Centaurea nigra Centaurea nigra Centaurea nigra A cottage mouse caught in the open….

23rd March

…albo sinensis with 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’…

2nd July

…black walnut. Juglans nigra Juglans nigra Davidia involucrata var. vilmoriniana has attractive bark and slightly different shaped leaves. Flowers long gone. Bark a bit different too. Davidia involucrata var. vilmoriniana…

26th February

…Taylor’ Prunus cerasifera ‘Nigra’ early into flower in the nursery which one seldom notices or appreciates. Prunus cerasifera ‘Nigra’ Then a 40 minute trip to Roche for the Pfeizer vaccination….