9th July

…seed heads all here today. Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi More Magnolia grandiflora flowers from below the lawn. Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora An…

23rd June

…from New Zealand about 20 years ago.‘Main Street’ – with large and unpleasantly floppy flowers. MAGNOLIA grandiflora ‘Main Street’ MAGNOLIA grandiflora ‘Main Street’ MAGNOLIA grandiflora ‘Main Street’ ‘Russet’ – with…

4th August

…and vigorous new suckers have appeared in the border. Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Rex’ Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Rex’ I was right! It is an aristolochia called Aristolochia californica. Aristolochia californica A nice spreading…

30th November

…in this run of mild winters. Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora This seed pod looks as if it might just be viable? If so a new first for us…

24th May

…‘Otari’ Podocarpus ‘Otari’ Plenty of flowers still showing up on the extraordinary blue Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Woodsman’ x Magnolia ‘Patriot’. Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Woodsman’ x Magnolia ‘Patriot’ Magnolia x brooklynensis…

15th October

…– CHW Quercus x schuettii ‘Silver Shadow’ putting on a nice autumn show in the frames. Quercus x schuettii ‘Silver Shadow’ Quercus x schuettii ‘Silver Shadow’ Quercus x wavei ‘Chimney…

2nd September

…in the summer. Bignonia capreolata Bignonia capreolata Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ with just a hint of pink. Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ Secondary flowers (as usual) on…

5th August

…Sophora microphylla Pseudopanax crassifolius as a 10-12ft small tree. Pseudopanax crassifolius Pseudopanax crassifolius Pseudopanax laetus 12-15ft in height. Pseudopanax laetus Pseudopanax laetus The disease killing mature clumps of Cordyline australis…

4th January

…often shatter and get blown away but this is a special piece of Caerhays camellia history. Camellia x vernalis ‘Dawn’ Camellia x vernalis ‘Dawn’ Camellia x vernalis ‘Dawn’ Camellia x…

15th November

…the same as last year? Camellia ‘Noblissima’ Just as fine a flower on Magnolia grandiflora today as on Magnolia delavayi a day or two ago. Magnolia grandiflora The first quince…