13th March

…Magnolia campbellii Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ and Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ make a wonderful colour contrast. Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ and Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ Corylopsis spicata and Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’. Corylopsis spicata and…

2nd May

…Quercus palustris ‘Flaming Suzy’ Quercus palustris ‘Flaming Suzy’ Corylopsis spicata ‘Golden Spring’ living up to its name. Corylopsis spicata ‘Golden Spring’ Corylopsis spicata ‘Golden Spring’ Staphylea colchica ‘Black Jack’ was…

25th August

…integrifolia Banksia integrifolia Cautleya spicata ‘Robusta’ – the hardy ‘ginger lily’ which is new to us although clearly our oversight. Cautleya spicata ‘Robusta’ Cautleya spicata ‘Robusta’ Echinacea ‘White Meditation’ –…

3rd March

spicata Corylopsis spicata Fronds blown off the big tree fern on the main ride. Its a bit thin on top but, as usual, Dicksonia antarctica lives up to its name…

16th May

…I bought this a few weeks ago. Chorizema cordatum Corylopsis spicata ‘Golden Spring’ with its new leaves as wonderful as ever. A difficult plant to get properly established in the…

10th October

…is similarly ‘unready’. Styrax hemsleyanus Corylopsis spicata has a few unripe seed spikes. Corylopsis spicata Conversely formerly pink Magnolia sieboldii seed pods are losing their colour and shedding orange seed…

15th November

…fargesii Corylopsis spicata with rich yellow autumn colour on the Main Ride. Corylopsis spicata Acer palmatum ‘Scolopendrifolium’ only now starting to turn yellow. This will be one of the very…

27th August

…also nearly finished. seed propagation shed seed propagation shed A few new things in flower: Cautlaya spicata ‘Robusta’ Cautlaya spicata ‘Robusta’ Globba schomburkii just out. New for the 2022 catalogue….

13th February

…Rhododendron dauricum and Rhododendron mucronulatum is always a good early show. Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ Corylopsis spicata from Japan and introduced to the UK in 1860 by Robert Fortune has…

22nd November

…for removal – here Corylopsis spicata. Three branches died a year ago and the last one this year. Corylopsis spicata Yet another set of odd and unknown fungi in Kennel…