12th November

…probably from being waterlogged and this has been burnt up as well. Not a place for rhododendrons and certainly not Alan Clark’s Vietnamese introductions. clearing of a laurel clump 2000…

14th February

…huge new autumn planted daffodil clumps A rhododendron which is very probably Rhododendron brevinerve (Alan Clarke 4296 collection number) is nicely out and new to me. Planted in 2008 it…

21st February

…A New Zealand cross between a Camellia x williamsii seedling and Camellia japonica ‘Betty Shenfield’. An open and slightly spreading habit. Camellia ‘Mona Jury’ Karol preparing our second vlog about…

29th July

…be overshadowed by the nearby evergreen Quercus stenophylloides; a Mexican (?) oak given to us by Alan Coombes in 2002. It is now up to 12 to 15 or so…

11th June

…to the confusion Chevalier published Michelia tonkinensis from Vietnam but that has proved to be a synonym of M. balansae. Even more chaos as Dandy published Michelia floribunda var tonkingensis…

26th September

…in pre World War I pictures of the castle. Cryptomeria japonica Cryptomeria japonica A plant you often see in formal designed landscapes. We all enjoyed the Alan Titchmarsh programme on…