9th July

…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 elderly…

30th November

grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora This seed pod looks as if it might just be viable? If so a new first for us as M. grandiflora has never before produced…

23rd June

…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 attractive indumentum under…

2nd September

…but sadly no flowers 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…

4th August

…trunks have died 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…

24th August

…Burncoose where a few new things have recently come back into stock.Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sunny Charms’ is one I had not seen in flower before. Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sunny Charms’…

24th May

…Podocarpus ‘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…

9th October

…fruiting for the first time. Sorbus aff. ligustrifolia. Sorbus aff. ligustrifolia First fruits we have ever seen on x Crataemespilus grandiflora. Arching branches. x Crataemespilus grandiflora x Crataemespilus grandiflora x…

12th February

…Erica erigena ‘Irish Dusk’ Erica erigena ‘Irish Dusk’ Erica x darleyensis ‘White Perfection’ Erica x darleyensis ‘White Perfection’ Erica x darleyensis ‘White Perfection’ Erica x darleyensis ‘Phoebe’ Erica x darleyensis…

5th August

…ferox Huge pea like seed pods on Phormium tenax. Phormium tenax Phormium tenax Colletia hystrix 12ftx10ft. Colletia hystrix Colletia hystrix Catalpa bignonoides full out rather earlier than usual. Catalpa bignonoides…