23rd September

…spring’s new flower spikes are already much in evidence. Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox Sorbus folgneri ‘Emiel’ has fruits forming in profusion but they have yet to turn orange and red….

18th November

…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 Rhododendron ‘Chink’,…

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,…

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 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…

7th January

…spring to revive it. banksian rose banksian rose 2017 – CHW Stachyurus chinensis full of hanging flower tassels. The odd drop of rain still hangs there looking like an early…

13th September

…franchettii Stachyurus praecox with a good purple autumn toning. Earlier in the nursery than in the garden. Stachyurus praecox One forgets how good the Hamamelis autumn colour can be too….

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…

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…