5th May

…trees all in flower. Magnolia officinalis Magnolia officinalis A magnolia felled in the 1987 hurricane had reshot into a three stemmed tree in two places. magnolia magnolia Chamaecyparis formosensis (Taiwan…

15th April

…erect habit and nicely unusual. Apparently there is now a true ‘red’ form in the USA. Magnolia officinalis var biloba Magnolia officinalis var biloba Magnolia officinalis var biloba Magnolia ‘Yellow…

13th August

…as improved garden forms or different species of these fairly common wild plants. Betony, Stachys officinalis, which I had not seen before. Stachys officinalis Stachys officinalis Stachys officinalis Harebell, Campanula…

31st January

…out and very attractive today. Rather similar to Cornus mas? Cornus officinalis Cornus officinalis Cornus officinalis Sycoparrotia semidecidua has extraordinary flowers and here they are spot on for late January….

14th July

…back to normal.Althaea officinalis – Marsh-mallow – comes from Europe and is from the malva family. Quite attractive but clearly tender. Althaea officinalis Althaea officinalis Fuchsia ‘Lechlade Magician’ was a…

2nd September

…half the size they were last year. As last year also a secondary flower. Magnolia officinalis var biloba Magnolia officinalis var biloba Tilia henryana has flowered early and the seeds…

24th February

…Rosemarinus officinalis ‘Severn Sea’. Odd that is should be out now in the tunnels but I have seen this elsewhere recently. A delicate light blue tinge. Rosemarinus officinalis ‘Severn Sea’…

6th February

…aggregata freshly potted. young cuttings of Lindera aggregata Quercus insignis (grafted plant) looking in good condition. Quercus insignis (grafted plant) Quercus insignis (grafted plant) We saw Cornus officinalis full out…

27th October

…splendid orchids given to us recently as presents. I know nothing about orchids! orchids orchids 2017 – CHW The seed on Magnolia officinalis ‘Biloba’ is still not ripe and splitting….

29th September

…decays. ferns have colonised this old Pinus insignis ferns have colonised this old Pinus insignis 2016 – CHW The one seed pod on the Magnolia officinalis var biloba is maturing…