9th June

…Aristolochia sempervirens with peculiar ‘mouse-like’ flowers (like arisarum?). A vigorous climber but how tender? Aristolochia sempervirens Aristolochia sempervirens Aristolochia sempervirens Taiwania cryptomeroides with its new growth. Taiwania cryptomeroides Lemon scented…

16th December

…into the house for inspection as I might well not have believed him. Sequoia sempervirens Sequoia sempervirens 2017 – CHW Two new plants for the soon to be published 2018…

25th June

…Aristolochia sempervirens Aristolochia sempervirens Pyramid orchids in the Isle of Wight in a chalk downland meadow. orchids A visit to the Railway Inn (which was closed) in the outskirts of…

21st February

…Sequoia sempervirens Sequoia sempervirens Quercus insignis with new growth frosted as we had feared. Quercus insignis Despite the demise of the large Rhododendron hookeri last week there is another nearby…

8th July

…A fine display of potted Hostas. Hostas Hosta fortunei albomarginata in flower. Hosta fortunei albomarginata Well clipped Buxus sempervirens and Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald ‘n’ Gold’. Buxus sempervirens Choisya ternata ‘Sundance’…

28th March

…‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ The two enormous trees of Magnolia kobus var. borealis in the Rookery looking splendid. Magnolia kobus var. borealis Laurelia sempervirens in full flower back from…

30th March

…‘Debut’ Camellia reticulata ‘Debut’ Laurelia sempervirens just coming into flower. Laurelia sempervirens Rhododendron ‘Elsie Frye’ is an exceptional ‘smelly’! To be planted out shortly. Rhododendron ‘Elsie Frye’ Rhododendron ‘Elsie Frye’…

17th July

…– CHW Aristolochia sempervirens has its first few flowers three years from planting out. Most peculiar they are too. I have seen species of Aristolochia with better and larger flowers…

28th January

…one all the better. Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ Aristolochia sempervirens (BSWJ 13600) in full growth already in a shady corner which it seems to be liking. Aristolochia sempervirens Garrya elliptica…

13th March

…no flowers but 15-20ft tall. Magnolia foveolata Magnolia foveolata Magnolia foveolata Laureliopsis philippiana in all its trailing glory (not Laurelia sempervirens which is similar but without the trailing branches). Laureliopsis…