5th August

…of in Falmouth has reached Ventnor. Cordyline australis Cordyline australis Pseudopanax ferox leaves on a small plant. Pseudopanax ferox Huge pea like seed pods on Phormium tenax. Phormium tenax Phormium…

3rd August

…out on Magnolia laevigata but seed pods forming too. Magnolia laevigata Magnolia laevigata Plenty of seed pods on Styrax obassia and nearly ripe already. Styrax obassia Styrax obassia A flower…

2nd January

silver fir silver fir silver fir Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ just starting to show at the top of the bush. Now a popular variety but this plant is mature so it…

5th April

…Betula utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis ssp.jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ 2018 – CHW To Belvoir Castle to plan further planting in the Carlisle Garden and…

2nd August

…Metapanax davidii. Rather similar to a fatsia flower I think. Metapanax davidii Metapanax davidii Holboellia latifolia with its purple seed pods. Another new first for us (or me anyway). Another…

23rd May

…has also partially reverted to Ilex x altaclerensis ‘Hendersonii’ from what was originally Ilex x altaclerensis ‘Belgica Aurea’. The variegated leaves are very variable. Ilex x altaclarensis ‘Belgica Aurea’ We…

24th May

…‘Woodsman’ x Magnolia ‘Patriot’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Woodsman’ x Magnolia ‘Patriot’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Woodsman’ x Magnolia ‘Patriot’ Strong new growth on the Rhododendron macabeanum has appeared while we have…

23rd March

…much more doltsopa (nearly as good as Tom’s M. maudiae on Friday?). seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ seedlings from Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’…

13th March

…more even manner. Camellia x williamsii ‘Donation’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ and Forsythia x intermedia ‘Lynwood’ out together – yellow and pink! Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ and Forsythia x intermedia ‘Lynwood’ Forsythia…

8th April

…‘Silver King’ leafing up nicely. The silver variegation is irregular. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver King’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver King’ Quercus monimotricha which Asia has cleverly grown from cuttings. Drooping silvery new…