19th February

…red and a profusion of buds this year. Quite attractive bark too. x Sycoparrotia semidecidua x Sycoparrotia semidecidua x Sycoparrotia semidecidua x Sycoparrotia semidecidua A clump of nine Rhododendron viscosum…

31st January

…tunnel. Sycoparrotia semidecidua Sycoparrotia semidecidua x Mahoberberis aquisargentii is a rarity but we have some good young plants for sale. x Mahoberberis aquisargentii x Mahoberberis aquisargentii Hammamellis x intermedia ‘Diane’…

1st March

…is about as good as it gets. About 10 days since I last photographed this tree. x Sycoparrotia semidecidua x Sycoparrotia semidecidua One flower each of Camellia ‘Debutante’ and Camellia…

7th October

…berries turning colour. Attractive and mainly spineless leaves. Pyramidical habit. Ilex x altaclarensis ‘Camelliifolia’ Ilex x altaclarensis ‘Camelliifolia’ Ilex x altaclarensis ‘Camelliifolia’ The ancient clump of Cotoneaster conspicuus has more…

6th February

Sycoparrotia semidecidua full out with its peculiar flowers. Sycoparrotia semidecidua Sycoparrotia semidecidua The Tetrapanax papyrifer ‘Rex’ outside the old packing shed is now out in flower. The flower head and…

4th September

…kwangtungensis Sycoparrotia ‘Purple Haze’ just turning. Sycoparrotia ‘Purple Haze’ Sycoparrotia ‘Purple Haze’ Diospyros lotus laden with fruit in a pot in the nursery. I have not seen this before. Diospyros…

5th March

…‘Venus’. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Rebeccas Perfume’ – first decent full flowering with us. A…

17th March

…identities in the future and checking on misnaming or plants with different names which turn out to be the same thing.The key new varieties include:Stewartia henryaeStyrax shiriainusStyrax dasyanthusStyrax formosanusStyrax japonicus…

5th February

…spot but so far undamaged. Camellia x williamsii ‘Jurys Yellow’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Jurys Yellow’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Jurys Yellow’ Is this Camellia lutchuensis or, as I suspect, a lutchuensis…