14th June

orientalis is going along well – 2018 planting located as above. A dense habit and fairly small leaves. Carpinus orientalis Carpinus orientalis The dense growing and, with us, evergreen Carpinus…

14th February

…‘Annas Red’ Helleborus orientalis ‘Annas Red’ Helleborus orientalis ‘Annas Red’ Helleborus orientalis ‘Annas Red’ A nice showing of dwarf blue iris in pots too. dwarf blue iris Despite the continuing…

5th January

…Perhaps the best of the Sarcococcas when in flower? Sarcococca orientalis Sarcococca orientalis Sarcococca orientalis Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna showing colour but not yet properly out. A huge spreading clump…

17th May

…but it is not F. simplex. Fiax barumina Fiax barumina A young Carpinus orientalis just into leaf with rounded leaves. Carpinus orientalis Carpinus orientalis The rare Carpinus polyneura with a…

2nd May

…amazing rhododendron garden: Platanus orientalis – the original trunk and suckers which have now fallen sideways on this extremely elderly tree. Platanus orientalis Platanus orientalis Cornus hongkongensis with bronzy new…

30th May

…Friesland’ Salvia ‘Ost Friesland’ Fagus orientalis looks an interesting new species. Zigzag shaped new growth and large leaves. Fagus orientalis Fagus orientalis 2017 – CHW After two overcast drizzly days…

4th February

…and I think my favourite Sarcocca species. It ought to be grown more widely and we can now offer a few plants only on our website. Sarcocca orientalis Sarcocca orientalis

9th February

…hookeriana ‘Purple Stem’ Sarcocca hookeriana ‘Purple Stem’ Sarcocca hookeriana ‘Purple Stem’ Sarcocca orientalis Sarcocca orientalis Sarcocca orientalis Sarcocca ruscifolia Sarcocca ruscifolia Sarcocca hookeriana digyna Sarcocca hookeriana digyna Sarcocca hookeriana digyna…

5th October

…var. coreana Liquidambar orientalis is newly planted but good autumn colours already beginning. Liquidambar orientalis Likewise Juglans cinarea is quite a show. Juglans cinarea Juglans cinarea Seeds on Tilia tomentosa…

29th October

…feet in height I would guess. Sarcococca wallichii Sarcococca wallichii Sarcococca orientalis was a Roy Lancaster introduction in 1980. It has an attractive domed and compact habit which makes it…