5th June

…with tiny orange flowers – another first flowering. Pittosporum illicioides angustifolium Euonymus wilsonii with a rather more impressive display of yellow flowers. Euonymus wilsonii Euonymus wilsonii Here are the two…

13th June

…flower with light green rounded leaves on arching stems. Cotoneaster fangianus Cotoneaster fangianus Euonymus wilsonii now in full flower and rather striking for a euonymus. Euonymus wilsonii Euonymus wilsonii The…

2nd September

…of moth larvae which attack Aesculus hippocastanum or is this just autumn colour? I fear the worst looking at our chestnuts generally. Aesculus wilsonii Aesculus wilsonii Sadly no seed has…

6th June

wilsonii Above the big tree fern on the Main Path is a smallish plant of Magnolia wilsonii. Same coloured stamens but quite different in shape from Magnolia sieboldii sinensis. Not…

17th June

…yellow base and anthers stand out on the tiny flowers. Styrax wilsonii Styrax wilsonii Magnolia virginiana ‘Moonglow’ is just coming out. It will be a good show soon. Nothing out…

6th August

…as this it may well prove to be an interesting new introduction for the catalogue. Cotoneaster wilsonii Cotoneaster wilsonii Also in the frames is Tetradium ruticarpum with three flower heads…

22nd April

…high up on the 1903 Wilson introduction to see properly. Aesculus wilsonii Aesculus wilsonii So nothing startling but Magnolia ‘Livingstone’ well worth its rather good place high up on the…

30th April

…subcordata Magnolia acuminata var subcordata The first time I have seen Magnolia ‘Jersey Belle’ in flower. A cross between Magnolia wilsonii and Magnolia sinensis but showing, in its anthers at…

29th May

wilsonii flowering for the first time in the frames. Excellent! Syringa wilsonii Syringa wilsonii Another new species of Philadelphus with its first flowers – Philadelphus satsumi. No great scent. Philadelphus…

17th October

laden with conkers but they remain unripe. Aesculus wilsonii Aesculus wilsonii According to the plans this is Podocarpus nivalis ‘Kralingen’. It is plastered in podocarps as you can see. Podocarpus…