Schefflera aff. mynocarpa has a flower head forming late in the year as it did last year.
Schefflera pauciflora next door already has well-formed seed heads.
It is a tall plant with a straight stem that is now producing side shoots.
2016 planted Tilia endochrysea has survived the drought with quite a bite of slug damage on the leaves. Quite dull now and not much like an obvious tilia leaf at this stage in the year.
Vaccinum megaphyllum (from Rod White) has seed clusters which are now setting.
2017 – CHW
More seed questing.
Schefflera pauciflora has its first ripening seed clusters. A good colour! Nearly ready to collect.
Magnolia nitida has well formed seed heads this year although they are nearly all high up the tree. Nothing last year so Asia needs to collect what she can later with the long handled pruners when ripe. Six to eight weeks away from being ripe I guess.
We have to collect 170 Magnolia sieboldii seeds for a magnolia research project. Although there are still (amazingly) a few flowers showing there is also a plethora of seed pods on this tree. Some ripe and showing orange seeds. Some less so but what a sight this tree is today!
A few seeds on Ligustrum confusum (Record Tree) which will go black when ripe. Worth collecting I think so will talk to Asia.
Schefflera alpina also has a small seed cluster on a young plant. Quite different in colour to S. pauciflora.
An elderly Rhododendron hookeri with attractive peeling bark which I had not taken in before. There are hairs on the leaf veins and at the base of the leaves. The bark is very similar to Rhododendron thompsonii in the way it colour and peels.
2016 – CHW
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust clay shoot attracted 120 entries on a fine and relaxed day. Here are a few pictures to record the event. Tom Williams won the junior trophy. His father and uncle were less successful!
2015 – CHW
The row of hydrangeas which Jaimie planted for Alison along the roadside above Top Lodge are making a real show.
1993 – FJW
Rob Williams [FJW’s elder brother] died.
1918 – JCW
The cyclamen are nice, the hydrangeas are fair, roses fair, there is not much else but say bits of species of rhodo show some flowers.