4th July

…see no raspberries yet or even flowers. The new growth curling over itself is attractive. Hygrangea serrata ‘Shichidanka’ Hygrangea serrata ‘Shichidanka’ Hygrangea serrata ‘Shichidanka’ Hydrangea involucrata ‘Viridescens’ has been ringbarked…

17th July

…the shade. In full sun, and where seed is forming, they are a different shape. Zelkova serrata Zelkova serrata Zelkova serrata Zelkova serrata I think this may be a Myrsine…

3rd July

…soil. Hydrangea serrata ‘Bluebird’ Hydrangea serrata ‘Bluebird’ Hydrangea serrata ‘Bluebird’ A fine plant of Quercus x bushii with huge and slightly irregular leaves but each has three distinct lobes at…

4th August

…can just about see here. Stewartia serrata Stewartia serrata Stewartia serrata Stewartia serrata Stewartia malacodendron showing early autumn colour on its youngest leaves. This is its response to the drought….

27th June

…pretty in its own way. A dwarf shrub planted in 2003. Hydrangea serrata ‘Shichidanka’ Hydrangea serrata ‘Shichidanka’ Hydrangea serrata ‘Shichidanka’ Azalea ‘Jane Fire’ on the drive by Magnolia ‘Rouged Alabaster’…

9th November

…do not have this distinct autumn colour. No seeds as yet. Stewartia serrata Stewartia serrata Stewartia serrata The Stewartia muddle here with acquired and gifted young plants needs a lot…

6th February

…‘Wolong Ghost’ Supposedly Grevillea serrata but no one knows where it came from or from whom? Does not look like any grevillea I have ever seen. Grevillea serrata Grevillea serrata

20th July

…but delicate new growth. Stewartia serrata Stewartia serrata 2016 – CHW Camellia grisjii on the drive has startling red, I think, secondary new growth which makes it stand out from…

A trip to Tregrehan to study Hydrangeas

…it gets. Hydrangea scandens x Hydrangea serrata Hydrangea scandens x Hydrangea serrata Aeschcananthus in the glasshouse trailing from a basket. Aeschcananthus Aeschcananthus Deinanthe bifida and Deinanthe caerulea – hydrangea relative….

16th November

…rostratas. It can only get better with age. Stewartia serrata Stewartia serrata 2016 – CHW Camellia x williamsii ‘November Pink’ has only two flowers out and the odd bud showing…