24th April

…Stachyurus praecox ‘Magpie’ Stachyurus praecox ‘Magpie’ Stachyurus praecox ‘Magpie’ Azalea stenopetalum ‘Linearifolium’ is quite variable as to colour and the divisions in the flower. This one is in the car…

11th November

…from the ground. This is always one of the first to show and surprise our visiting shooting parties. Camellia x williamsii Camellia x williamsii Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ showing its…

17th February

…x incam ‘Okame’ Prunus x incam ‘Okame’ Prunus x incam ‘Shosar’ is a more recent planting and with more stunted growth. The flower trusses are even larger than on ‘Okame’….

25th April

…tally with the reference books? semi evergreen / near evergreen azaleas semi evergreen / near evergreen azaleas semi evergreen / near evergreen azaleas Quercus lamellosa has suddenly shed all its…

13th July

…plant and an exceptional ‘snake-bark’ stem. Acer x conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’ Acer x conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’ The Betula utilis ssp. jacquemontii circles were growing well. Betula utilis ssp. jacquemontii Betula…

27th August

…combinations of bluish-green or speckled reddish-green on different flowers on the same bush. These too are perfect for drying to preserve these wonderful assorted colours. The reddish-green ones are from…

30th July

…well here too. Betual albosinensis ‘Bowling Green’ Betual albosinensis ‘Bowling Green’ Betual albosinensis ‘Bowling Green’ Betual albosinensis ‘Bowling Green’ On the way back down the drive we spot Quercus x…

23rd April

…six single flowers of different rhodo species CINNAMOMEUM six single flowers of different rhodo species SUOILENHENSE six single flowers of different rhodo species CALOPHYLLUM six single flowers of different rhodo…

7th January

…buds. Pentapanax verticillatus Pentapanax verticillatus Athrotaxus laxifolia looks to be dying from a distance but close up the new growth tips are green. Wind damage or on the way out?…

15th November

…‘variously’ spined as Hilliers say they should be. Planted in 2007 it has made a large shrub in 13 years and will soon be a small tree. Ilex opaca Ilex…