26th September

…in flower. Clearly tender, this plant has taken a while to get going. Clethra pringleyi Clethra pringleyi 2015 – CHW One of the debates of the last decade has been…

23rd September

…out in flower although another plant has already finished. Too much wind to get a decent picture. Clethra pringleyi Clethra pringleyi Styrax japonicus ‘Evening Light’ living up to its name….

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…

8th October

…Camellia sasanqua ‘Variegata’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Variegata’ 2017 – CHW As in previous years Clethra pringlei is the last of the clethras to flower. This plant was slow to get away…

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…

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…

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 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…

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

…ssp. Chartacea HWJK2213d Dark Flowered Acer eryranthrum FMWJ13157 Acer laevigatum FMWJ13439 Betula insignis ssp. fansipanensis FMWJ 13149 Clethra fabri FMWJ13037 Dendropanax cf. kwangtungensis FMWJ13274 Ilex chapaensis HWJ946 Ternstromia kwangtungensis FMWJ13402…