2nd April

…top to put it mildly. However there are more new growth buds about to break on leafless branches than these photographs show. Magnolia nitida Magnolia nitida Magnolia nitida When you…

1st October

…renamed Eucalyptus nitida in ‘New Trees’. Eucalyptus simmondsii (nitida) has particularly graceful leaves and is rather nicer than many grey leaved eucalyptus species. Eucalyptus simmondsii (nitida) Eucalyptus simmondsii (nitida) Eucalyptus…

6th March

nitida ‘Juizahaigou I’ Fargesia nitida ‘Juizahaigou I’ Fargesia nitida ‘Juizahaigou I’ Borinda scabrida (Fargesia robusta) – persistent white sheaths. Borinda scabrida Borinda scabrida Borinda scabrida Thamnocalamus crassinodus – zigzags just…

5th September

…enough of this extraordinarily rare magnolia which will not propagate from cuttings. Magnolia nitida Magnolia nitida Michelia yunnanensis ‘Summer Snowflake’ has produced its first seed pods on a plant which…

17th June

…growth on a young Magnolia nitida tucked away in a sheltered spot by the Main Ride. Magnolia nitida Magnolia nitida Another elderly clump of recently cut back Rhododendron viscosum by…

31st January

…Lonicera nitida ‘Tidy Tips’ putting on its full winter show before. It looks like a heather from a distance. Excellent edging plant instead of box. Lonicera nitida ‘Tidy Tips’ Lonicera…

30th March

…crop this season all over. Rain prevents more pictures today. Magnolia nitida Magnolia nitida Went to see if the young Quercus rhysophylla ‘Maya’ in the Rookery needs a stake and…

2nd August

…Magnolia nitida a hard trimming to try to revive it and some good new shoots on the stem. Too dark and exposed a place for it really. Magnolia nitida Magnolia…

11th September

…wind shelter on all sides. Magnolia nitida Magnolia nitida Seed heads swelling on Rhododendron nuttallii which need collecting when ripe in November. Only this pair have set on the plant….

30th April

…on the plant shown next and have a slightly different configuration on the twigs. Nothofagus nitida Nothofagus nitida This nearby plant was, he thought, more typical of Nothofagus dombeyi. Some…