6th August

…plans are all about in a drought year. Syringa yunnanensis Syringa yunnanensis Most eucryphias are flowering poorly in the drought conditions (so far anyway) but Eucryphia nymansensis ‘Nymansay’ towards the…

28th June

…Earlier than other eucryphias and a long flowering season. Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ A new Styrax japonica to replace the two elderly specimens that have died…

2nd August

…hybrids. Prophortum nearly over. Big wall Magnolias about at best – a few cyclamen. Hydrangeas very dried up. A few of the late Auriculatum pink hybrids still out. Eucryphia pinnatifolia…

29th August

Eucryphia lucida Eucryphia lucida Schinus polygamus must be the dullest plant ever. Here it is 10-12ft high with no notable features! Schinus polygamus A sucker from Sassafras albidum beside the…

1st July

…have now ‘done our bit’ for at least a decade. 2018 – CHW Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Clouds’ has had the odd flower out for months but it is now putting…

7th October

…searching for many years. Delivery of masumae cherries Delivery of masumae cherries 2015 – CHWThe eucryphias are all very late this year and Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ still looks good….

12th October

…spring. Eucryphia moorei Eucryphia moorei 2018 – CHW Mespilus germanica in Kennel Close is absolutely laden with fruit which are approaching being ripe. I need to investigate how one should…

11th October

…seems to be out much later than the plants at the top of the garden which I photographed ages ago. Eucryphia lucida Eucryphia lucida 1930 – JCW Lapagerias and cyclamen…

14th December

…see why it has this name in a mild December. Heucherella ‘Solar Eclipse’ Heucherella ‘Solar Eclipse’ I have never really taken in the spectacular autumn colour on the deciduous Eucryphia

23rd August

…Olearia solandri Olearia solandri Eucryphia cordifolia with virtually no flowers this year but plenty of good new growth. Eucryphia cordifolia Eucryphia cordifolia 2018 – CHW A nursery visit to take…