10th July

subsp. cuneifolia label but is also subsp. tenuis even if not quite out subsp. tenuis subsp. tenuis subsp. tenuis 3. This large plant was planted in 2006 above Charlie Michaels…

1st April

subsp. jacquemontii ‘Knightshayes’ Betula pendula subsp. szechuanica ‘Liuba White’. Betula pendula subsp. szechuanica ‘Liuba White’ Betula pendula subsp. szechuanica ‘Liuba White’ Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis – the best catkins today….

21st July

subsp. cuneifolia but covered in flower this year. Meliosma dillenifolia subsp. cuneifolia The oldest Manglietia insignis now has a hole right through its trunk and only one side shoot which…

23rd February

…to see this one! Magnolia ‘Atlas’ (seed parent) and Magnolia campbellii subsp. mollicomata ‘Lanarth’ (pollen parent) Magnolia ‘Atlas’ (seed parent) and Magnolia campbellii subsp. mollicomata ‘Lanarth’ (pollen parent) Magnolia ‘Atlas’…

10th March

…Magnolia campbellii subsp. mollicomata ‘Lanarth’ Magnolia campbellii subsp. mollicomata ‘Lanarth’ Magnolia ‘Mr Julian’, raised by my father but only registered recently. Superb in the sun today. Magnolia ‘Mr Julian’ Camellia…

23rd June

…when properly out. Drooping, terminal panicles of flowers here. Meliosma dilleniifolia subsp. flexuosa Meliosma dilleniifolia subsp. flexuosa Quercus cerris ‘Argenteovariegata’ showing up well now that all the shoots with reverted…

5th September

…Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘China Ruby’ A similarly confusing range of bark colours on Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘Chinese Garden’. Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘Chinese Garden’ Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis…

12th May

…these photographs show clearly. We do therefore have Pomaderris apetala subsp. maritima (to give it the full NZ title) correctly named. Pomaderris apetala Pomaderris apetala Pomaderris apetala Magnolia ‘Honey Liz’…

22nd May

…King’ Ilex ficoidea in bud. Ilex ficoidea The old original Magnolia sieboldii subsp. sinensis. Magnolia sieboldii subsp. sinensis Magnolia sieboldii subsp. sinensis We had always thought this to be Ilex…

7th March

…M. campbelli subsp mollicomata ‘Werrington’ – this appears to now be called ‘Avalon’. Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ x M. campbelli subsp mollicomata ‘Werrington’ Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ x M. campbelli subsp mollicomata…