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

…Eucalyptus simmondsii (nitida) has particularly graceful leaves and is rather nicer than many grey leaved eucalyptus species. Eucalyptus simmondsii (nitida) Eucalyptus simmondsii (nitida) Eucalyptus simmondsii (nitida) Eucalyptus mannifera var praecox…

5th September

…grow 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…

17th June

…Cotoneaster hualiensis Wonderful bronze new 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…

31st January

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

8th March

…much damage has actually been done to evergreens like this in the cold. Magnolia nitida Magnolia nitida More to come. 2017 – CHW A wet and drizzly day with a…

21st April

…Fokienia hodginsii – a very rare conifer which is similar to Calocedris calolepsis. Saw this once at Exbury. Fokienia hodginsii Parkameria yunnanensis – in the Magnolia nitida category. Parkameria yunnanensis…

15th March

…Melliodendron xylocarpum The flowers on Magnolia nitida are now nicely out. Note the reddish stripe up the centre of the petals. A good show this year unlike last. Magnolia nitida

27th March

…away with its red new growth showing already. Magnolia nitida Magnolia nitida Magnolia ‘Angelica’ – second flowering. Magnolia ‘Angelica’ Magnolia ‘Angelica’ Magnolia ‘Spring Rite’ Magnolia ‘Spring Rite’ Magnolia ‘Spring Rite’…

30th March

…Last year none were low enough down the tree to see properly but a good crop this season all over. Rain prevents more pictures today. Magnolia nitida Magnolia nitida Went…