18th July

…Quite long and vigorous new growth though. Podocarpus ‘Green Queen’ Podocarpus ‘Jill’ Podocarpus ‘Jill’ Podocarpus x ‘Spring Sunshine’ is trying to become a small and rather floppy tree. Podocarpus x…

6th May

…New Plant New Plant Podocarpus nivalis ‘Park Cover’ is genuinely a groundcover plant which has performed well. Covered in new growth. Podocarpus nivalis ‘Park Cover’ Podocarpus nivalis ‘Park Cover’ Podocarpus

22nd April

…looks like a holly, but it is in fact Griselinia jodonifolia. Griselinia jodonifolia Griselinia jodonifolia Cryptocarya alba Cryptocarya alba Another unknown Podocarpus species. Podocarpus milanjianus. Podocarpus milanjianus Podocarpus milanjianus Podocarpus

31st May

…has been much later in the season. Podocarpus ‘Young Rusty’ Podocarpus ‘Young Rusty’ Purplish stroboli in profusion on this green leaved male podocarpus quite near ‘Young Rusty’. What might growing…

16th March

…colour. Magnolia x thompsoniana Magnolia x thompsoniana Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ will look better when the new growth emerges. Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’…

1st June

…below Slip Rail. Abies koreana The young new growth stands out spectacularly on Podocarpus matudae for a few days as the plant responds to rain. Podocarpus matudae Not bad on…

2nd August

…but already plenty of tall new growth. Rhododendron maddenii Podocarpus spinulosus with attractive light blue new growth. Podocarpus spinulosus A young female Podocarpus matudae covered in seed heads. Podocarpus matudae…

24th May

…phyllocladus last week. Podocarpus ‘Otari’ Podocarpus ‘Otari’ Podocarpus ‘Otari’ Plenty of flowers still showing up on the extraordinary blue Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Woodsman’ x Magnolia ‘Patriot’. Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Woodsman’…

26th March

…Rose’ The bark on the trunk of Picrasma quassiodes. We have recently planted this tree here. Picrasma quassiodes Podocarpus totara – a record tree. Podocarpus totara Podocarpus totara Betula ermanii…

8th April

…edge of the new leaves. Impressive! Podocarpus wongii Podocarpus wongii Hydrangea lobbii out in the greenhouse already. Very delicate and pretty lacecap flowers but clearly a bit tender. I lost…