9th October

…Magnolia ‘Yakeo’ Tom thought this was Malus x rockii but, in ‘New Trees’, it is listed as Malus rockii. If the crab apples eventually turn redder than this then he…

4th June

…We had no clue. Malus rockii Malus rockii Aesculus chinensis in full flower in Kennel Close. One of the later flowering species. A small slow growing tree rare in cultivation….

13th November

…appear. Malus rockii Malus rockii Magnolia x weisneri still in full leaf. Magnolia x weisneri As is Magnolia decidua. Magnolia decidua Ripe fruits on Cotoneaster ‘Inchmery’ which we forgot to…

15th January

…are long and tubular. Camellia x williamsii ‘John Pickthorn’ Camellia x williamsii ‘John Pickthorn’ Camellia x williamsii ‘John Pickthorn’ The fruits on what Tom Hudson identified as Malus rockii (he…

30th April

…lutea var. ludlowii – a very fine large flowered form Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii – a very fine large flowered form Paeonia unnamed Paeonia unnamed Paeonia unnamed Paeonia rockii Farfalla…

13th February

…flowers too but they actually conform more to G. racemosa as described in Hillier’s? Griselinia ruscifolia Griselinia ruscifolia Griselinia ruscifolia Lonicera infundibulum rockii in flower too. Another winter flowering but…

20th July

…‘Snow White’ Hoheria sextylosa ‘Snow White’ Malus x rockii with fruits forming. Tom’s identification seems correct. Malus x rockii Yet another form of Hydrangea aspera subsp. sargentiana at Donkey Shoe….

29th May

…tree by the laurels and the track is Malus rockii, I don’t know why Hillier don’t list it? . Fits well in the Flora of China. I have a small…