1st November

…Podocarpus salignus Podocarpus salignus What odd roots Araucaria araucaria has. Knobbly and grey. odd roots Araucaria araucaria odd roots Araucaria araucaria The last large Cotoneaster franchettii has some berries but…

22nd March

…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 Rhododendron ‘Mrs Lionel…

18th December

…‘Princess Margaret’ 2020 – CHW A carpet of seedlings under a solitary Podocarpus salignus. You never see enough podocarps or red berries on the tree to realise it can produce…

4th January

…papyraceus A ripe black fruit on Sarcococca salignus by the front gate. I seem to have missed the flowers which are now well over. Sarcococca salignus No sign of a…

21st July

…add to the cornflakes as we always used to add the Korean raspberries as children (Rubus tricolor). Rubus phoenicolasius Rubus phoenicolasius Underneath the main clump of Podocarpus salignus a veritable…

3rd September

…have been busy. Magnolia salicifolia Magnolia salicifolia Another week on and more orange now on Acer palmatum ‘Sango kaku’. Acer palmatum ‘Sango kaku’ The south facing Podocarpus salignus is quite…

15th July

…recently. This may well be a real rarity. Rhododendron serotinum Another unnamed Harrow hybrid rhododendron by the Podocarpus salignus clump. Harrow hybrid rhododendron More flowers on Magnolia (Manglietia) yuyuanensis. Magnolia…

23rd February

…as a follow up to the podo article. I am sending some putative hybrid salignus material to Edinburgh next week for more DNA analysis. That small plant of Podo. neriifolius…

15th February

…the three by the Podocarpus salignus clump. There are no lower branches or even branches you could reach even with long handled pruners so I am forced to rely on…

5th January

…after 20 to 25 years. Sarcococca ruscifolia Sarcococca ruscifolia Sarcococca ruscifolia That completes the review of the five Sarcococca species growing here today. Sarcococca salignus is the first to flower…