5th November

…show from an Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Atropurpureum’. Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Atropurpureum’ A clump of three Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Wallaby’ in which two exhibit very different autumn colours. One is bright yellow…

24th September

…but I can never find them. The reddish secondary new growth gives it away. Acer forrestii 2015 – CHW A good specimen of Acer campestre which I think I planted…

3rd April

…also planted last June. Note the purplish undersides to the leaves. Acer heptaphlebium Acer heptaphlebium Acer heptaphlebium Rhododendron ‘Mrs J C Williams’ – an ancient hybrid not unlike ‘Sappho’ in…

7th September

…Schefflera delavayi Acer laevigatum; a young plant with reddish secondary new growth after the drought. Acer laevigatum Acer laevigatum 2017 – CHW A trip to the nursery to make video…

27th June

…is) tenderish. Planted this year and apparently semi-evergreen (MWJ 13439 is the Crug collection number). Acer laevigatum Acer laevigatum Acer sikkimense has a trilobed leaf and, again, rather bronzy new…

26th April

…growing on well beside the acers. The acers came from the NZ autumn straight into our summer when, in 30 previous years, they would leaf up then drop their full…

17th April

…in the nursery as a half standard tree. Acer campestre ‘Red Shine’ Acer campestre ‘Red Shine’ New growth on Aesculus chinensis is attractive too. Aesculus chinensis Aesculus chinensis Magnolia ‘Maxine…

9th October

…ripe and this year’s unripe seed heads on Rhododendron ‘Nancor’. Rhododendron ‘Nancor’ Rhododendron ‘Nancor’ Still green and unripe Acer griseum seed. Acer griseum Acer griseum Unripe Acer palmatum ‘Scolopendriifolium’ seed….

22nd November

…is at its best. Acer palmatum ‘Ozakazuki’ nearby is already leafless. Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’ Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’ Stachyurus praecox has a flower or two out although the leaf is still…

8th September

…planting. Acer sikkimense Acer sikkimense 2017 – CHW Surprising what is still in flower while autumn approaches.Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’ with wonderful autumn colour. Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’ Cornus amomum…