31st May

yunnanensis flowering for the first time. Bought from Glendoick. A bit like Syringa pinnata in flower? Syringa yunnanensis Syringa yunnanensis A Ghent Azalea ‘Corneille’ is well out in Kennel Close….

31st March

…on the new stems too. Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus lancifolius (BSWJ 5690 – a wild collected form introduced by Crug Farm) is listed in Hilliers…

6th February

…of. Just the digger to remove the stump now. Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis Galanthus elwesii now full out. Galanthus elwesii Hydrangea lobbii has, not…

5th May

yunnanensis – a feature plant with a circular appearance Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis Picrasma quassioides Picrasma quassioides Picrasma quassioides     Aesculus assamica – with flowers just starting   Aesculus…

12th February

…deer nibbling above the Magnolia x veitchii. Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis To my surprise the garden clearly has taken a battering but the damage, so far, is rather less than…

4th August

…and was pollarded earlier due to old age. Its new growth is green not purple as Jaimie noticed before me. Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis A solitary and absurdly…

23rd February

…nearly over. Odd flaking on the bark where the side branches have grown out from the main stem. Polyspora yunnanensis Polyspora yunnanensis Polyspora yunnanensis Perhaps the second best thing we…

2nd April

…The uprighted bit still has one small live branch and some still live reshooting. Little cause for optimism. Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis The old Litsea glauca suddenly died…

25th March

…Girl’ in full flow by The Hovel. Camellia ‘Drama Girl’ Stachyurus yunnanensis with its evergreen foliage burnt off in the cold but still with plenty of flowering tassels. Stachyurus yunnanensis

A trip to Tregrehan to study Fagacaea

…cleistocarpus Itea yunnanensis in full flower with incredibly long flower tassels against a wall. Far better than Itea ilicifolia when you see it like this. Itea yunnanensis Itea yunnanensis Itea…