1st November

…cut down in the spring are shooting vigorously from ground level. Podocarpus salignus Podocarpus salignus What odd roots Araucaria araucaria has. Knobbly and grey. odd roots Araucaria araucaria odd roots…

22nd March

…have in previous years been sent back to the Chilean forestry department as this conifer is now endangered in the wild. Pododcarpus salignus seedlings Pododcarpus salignus seedlings First flowers on…

21st July

…the Korean raspberries as children (Rubus tricolor). Rubus phoenicolasius Rubus phoenicolasius Underneath the main clump of Podocarpus salignus a veritable carpet of seedlings have popped up in the drought. Most…

23rd January

…‘Ethel Hillier’ Magnolia ‘Ethel Hillier’ 2017 – CHW The newly planted Camellia ‘Cinnamon Cindy’ is just out by the Podocarpus salignus clump. No scent yet and clearly rather tender. Bought…

23rd February

…hybrid salignus material to Edinburgh next week for more DNA analysis. That small plant of Podo. neriifolius you took came from Nth Vietnam. I finally got round to looking at…

21st April

salignus. Huge glossy leaves and very furry new shoots. Michelia fulva Michelia fulva Manglietia Moto (now Manglietia kwangtungensis) is the one we have doing well by Georges Hut where it…

29th March

…Podocarpus salignus clump but easily superseded by Magnolia ‘David Clulow’ or Magnolia ‘Lotus’ which are much bigger whites. Magnolia ‘Sayonara’ Magnolia ‘Sayonara’ Real bluebells – the first I have seen…

1st April

…plants in the garden for my vlog this week, Staphylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’, Podocarpus salignus & Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ a cross by our Head Gardener Phillip Tregunna in the 50’s. 2018…