1st August

…ride today. Rhododendron fortunei subsp discolor Rhododendron fortunei subsp discolor How well the two Rhododendron ovatums look in the Main Quarry having been cut right down to reshoot some 10…

7th July

…Quite the magnolia find of the year! Magnolia macrophylla subsp ashei Magnolia macrophylla subsp ashei Magnolia macrophylla subsp ashei Magnolia macrophylla subsp ashei An odd, misshapen flower underneath a Magnolia…

10th March

The typical mollicomata shape which is a bit like a lightbulb as the flowers open. Magnolia campbellii subsp. mollicomata Magnolia campbellii subsp. mollicomata Magnolia campbellii subsp. mollicomata Sadly we have…

2nd May

…tour and lunch in Exbury’s centenary year. On the tables were superb displays: ‘Douggie Bettridge’ (fortunei x ‘Jalisco’) ‘Douggie Bettridge’ (fortunei x ‘Jalisco’) ‘Charlotte de Rothschild’ (fortunei subsp. discolor x…

18th July

…it! Rhododendron sinonuttallii Rhododendron sinonuttallii In the Main Quarry Rhododendron fortunei subsp discolor is now full out and wonderfully scented (it used to be just Rhododendron discolor). There are green…

23rd October

…it was last November). Another odd autumn flowerer. Asterotrichon discolor Asterotrichon discolor 2018 – CHW On the way to the greenhouses a large branch of the original Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’…

21st October

…seed on Meliosma dilleniifolia subsp. cuneifolia which I have never actually seen juicy and ripe before now. The tree was laden with fruit. Meliosma dilleniifolia subsp. cuneifolia Meliosma dilleniifolia subsp….

31st January

…A bit like Atherosperma moschatum in terms of the flower but this is clearly not a small tree. Asterotrichion discolor Asterotrichion discolor Asterotrichion discolor Asterotrichion discolor Azara integrifolia ‘Variegata’ looks…

31st July

…Oldham?) Meliosma pungens – now simplicifolia var pungens (we have an elderly original) Meliosma cuneifolia – now Meliosma dilleniifolia subsp cuneifolia Meliosma flexuosa – now Meliosma dilleniifolia subsp flexuosa Meliosma…

28th June

subsp. angustifolia Ulmus minor subsp. angustifolia Ulmus minor subsp. angustifolia Ulmus minor subsp. angustifolia Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’; one of several trees growing on the drive at Trewithen. A gorgeous…