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…

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…

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…

6th March

…the hill in Grampound rhododendron beside the road at the bottom of the hill in Grampound rhododendron beside the road at the bottom of the hill in Grampound rhododendron beside…

5th May

…this. Halesia macgregori Michelia x foggii ‘Jack Fogg’ has made a good show above Crinodendron Hedge. Michelia x foggii ‘Jack Fogg’ Michelia x foggii ‘Jack Fogg’ Michelia x foggii ‘Jack…

5th April

…ermanii ‘Greyswood Hill’ Betula ermanii ‘Greyswood Hill’ Betula ermanii ‘Greyswood Hill’ Betula ermanii ‘Greyswood Hill’ Betula utilis var. jacquemontii ‘Greyswood Ghost’ – catkins in trios. Only at the base of…

12th May

…‘Coccinea Grandiflora’ First flower is out on Rhododendron ‘Lem’s Monarch’. Rhododendron ‘Lem’s Monarch’ You can see the size properly here of Michelia x foggii ‘Allspice’. 20-25ft. Michelia x foggii ‘Allspice’…

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…

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…