16th May

Enkianthus species and varieties are either over or too far out already to cut as I expected. The exception is Enkianthus hirtinervus which seems perfect. We cut one huge spray…

13th April

Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Ruby Glow’. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Ruby Glow’ Another good flower on a young Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’. It may be as good as ‘Caerhays Surprise’ one day? Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’…

10th May

…too tender to cut. Trochodendron araliodes Sadly all the enkianthus varieties are already too far out to cut except for Enkianthus hirtinervus which will be fine like last year. The…

1st May

…old clump of Enkianthus serrulatus flowering for the first time. Enkianthus serrulatus Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Ruby Glow’ just out. Also a newly planted group and with loads of flower. Enkianthus campanulatus…

18th November

‘Carl Ferris Miller’ Magnolia amoena still in full leaf. Magnolia amoena Enkianthus serrulatus with striking reddish autumn colour. Enkianthus serrulatus Enkianthus serrulatus Enkianthus serrulatus Styrax tonkinensis (WWJ11868) is going to…

17th March

Enkianthus serrulatus (as seen at Tregrehan) One Enkianthus ‘Sinsetu’ One Enkianthus ‘Miyama-beni’ Two Enkianthus ‘Showy Lantern’ Two Enkianthus cernus recurvuus It will not be a planting to excite anyone but…

23rd May

…at Anthony Woodland garden decades ago.Two more newly planted enkianthus flowering for the first time in Kennel Close: Enkianthus cernuus recurvus Enkianthus cernuus recurvus – not in the reference books,…

29th May

…campanulatus var albiflorus Enkianthus campanulatus var campanulatus Two old original plants of enkianthus in the full shade of Magnolia x veitchii. One is Enkianthus campanulatus var albiflorus and the other…

12th November

…for Asia to collect. Enkianthus perulatus Enkianthus perulatus Enkianthus perulatus An FJW Rhododendron decorum hybrid outside the front gate with the odd secondary pinkish flower. This is near pure decorum…

22nd November

…has wonderful red and yellow tints today in the Auklandii Garden and ripe seed pods. Enkianthus cernuus rubens Enkianthus cernuus rubens 2018 – CHW A rather morbid day!The honey fungus…