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…

31st January

…Lonicera nitida ‘Tidy Tips’ Lonicera nitida ‘Tidy Tips’ Lonicera nitida ‘Tidy Tips’ Lonicera x purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ is full out as one would expect. Lonicera x purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ Osmanthus…

17th June

…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 cut back…

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…

30th March

…exactly a showstopper either. Torreya taxifolia Torreya taxifolia Torreya taxifolia Magnolia nitida full out with the most marvellous scent. The stripe on the petals is not visible until the flower…

27th March

…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’ Magnolia ‘Paul Cook’ –…

21st April

nitida category. Parkameria yunnanensis Parkameria yunnanensis Parkameria yunnanensis Michelia velutina has long pointed leaves but ‘not in the top 10 by flower’ according to Tom. Not on his list either….

8th March

…You cannot tell for a bit how much damage has actually been done to evergreens like this in the cold. Magnolia nitida Magnolia nitida More to come. 2017 – CHW…

15th March

…Magnolia nitida Magnolia nitida The first yellow magnolia to flower this year is Magnolia ‘Sunray’. Two flowers out today. Magnolia ‘Sunray’ A nice clearing for a batch of specie rhododendrons…

27th August

…pauciflora Schefflera pauciflora Magnolia nitida has well formed seed heads this year although they are nearly all high up the tree. Nothing last year so Asia needs to collect what…