6th August

…by Georges Hut. Rhododendron ‘Polar Bear’ First flowering with us of the new Clethra monostachya. One for Asia to now propagate. Attractive leaf formation. Clethra monostachya Clethra monostachya Syringa yunnanensis…

26th September

…tzumu Clethra pringleyi is another (the second) new species which we have missed in flower. Clearly tender, this plant has taken a while to get going. Clethra pringleyi Clethra pringleyi…

2nd September

…Sorbus sargentiana 2018 – CHW Last few flowers on Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’. Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’ Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’ Ripe seeds on a young Magnolia wilsonii up from…

15th May

…early. This rare species struggles in full sun elsewhere in the garden. Here in decent dappled shade. Clethra pringlei Clethra pringlei Camellia ‘Manuroa Road’ full out. Cannot remember offhand where…

18th February

…to Clethra pringleyi but a suckering dense shrub) Clethra luzmariae Aucuba confertiflora – which we lost at Caerhays in the cold in 2012 Aucuba confertiflora Arbutus canariensis – tender Arbutus…

8th October

…2017 – CHW As in previous years Clethra pringlei is the last of the clethras to flower. This plant was slow to get away and is clearly sensitive to cold…

27th June

…Escallonia tucumanensis Escallonia tucumanensis Clethra fabri (FMW 713037) with two large multiple flower spikes appearing. Dark foliage with purple undersides to the leaves. One to watch. Clethra fabri Clethra fabri…

15th July

…flowers are of course Ugni molinae (formerly Myrtus ugni). Nearby a clethra and a callicarpa were dying of drought. Ugni still fine. Ugni molinae Ugni molinae Myrtus communis subsp. tarentina…

April 2018 Irish trip (Day 3)

…suckering tree growing in a swamp. Clethra arborea everywhere self sown and suckering too. Acacia melanoxylon Acacia melanoxylon Acacia melanoxylon Acacia melanoxylon Acacia melanoxylon Acacia melanoxylon A huge Eucalyptus globulus…

2nd December

…insignis ssp. fansipanensis FMWJ 13149 Clethra fabri FMWJ13037 Dendropanax cf. kwangtungensis FMWJ13274 Ilex chapaensis HWJ946 Ternstromia kwangtungensis FMWJ13402 Euonymus porphyreus BSWJ9377 Lindera neesiana BSWJ13984 Merrilliopanax alpinus BSWJ13939 Tetracentron sinense v….