23rd September

…today. Stachyurus praecox, although nibbled by deer, is displaying large green seedpods on long tassels. Strangely next spring’s new flower spikes are already much in evidence. Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox…

20th November

…Puya venusta Puya venusta Autumn colour on Stachyurus praecox better than I have ever seen it. Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox Exceptional too on Parrotia persica ‘Vanessa’. Parrotia persica ‘Vanessa’ Parrotia…

10th November

…‘Cornish Snow’ Stachyurus lancifolius with exceptional colours today and next spring’s flowers already well formed as you can see in the close up picture. Stachyurus lancifolius Stachyurus lancifolius I have…

18th November

…tree by girth! Osmanthus yunnanensis More autumn colour on Stachyurus chinensis. As usual you can see that the flower tassels for next spring are already evident. Stachyurus chinensis Stachyurus chinensis…

9th April

…growing species. This one has, so far, been spared by the deer which have devoured other species. Stachyurus himalaicus Stachyurus himalaicus Azalea stenopetalum ‘Linearifolium’ above the greenhouse has a very…

3rd May

…the house a fine specimen of Stachyurus salicifolius. Stachyurus salicifolius Stachyurus salicifolius Then on to Nymans garden (National Trust) where we were met by the acting head gardener, Joe Whelan,…

3rd June

…new clone to me with really red new growth. Stachyurus praecox ‘Devon Purple’ Stachyurus praecox ‘Devon Purple’ Cyphomandra corymbiflora – a new genus to us from the Andes. Cyphomandra corymbiflora…

21st April

…come. Magnolia sprengeri Magnolia sprengeri Quercus semicarpifolia – a mature tree. The young leaves have barbed edges but mature ones do not. Quercus semicarpifolia Quercus semicarpifolia Quercus semicarpifolia Stachyurus praecox…

6th June

…Acer mandchuricum Seed forming already on Stachyurus praecox. Stachyurus praecox Hydrangea ‘Mme E. Mouillere’ is out already. It was out in February just before ‘The Beast’. Amazingly long flowering season….

RHS Savill Garden – Flower Show Pictures – 2018

…‘Pow Wow’ Buxus hyrcanus – unusual to say the least Buxus hyrcanus Buxus hyrcanus Stachyurus praecox var leucotrichus Stachyurus praecox var leucotrichus Rhododendron baihuaense Rhododendron baihuaense Spiraea prunifolia flowering before…