4th May

…– beautiful bark. Stewartia pseudocamellia var. koreana Stewartia pseudocamellia var. koreana Stewartia pseudocamellia var. koreana Stewartia monodelpha – one of their national collection. Stewartia monodelpha Meliosma myriantha was a totally…

7th March

…flowers unlike ‘Talavera’ which is a pure yellow. This group is above Rogers Quarry. Rhododendron Golden Oriole var ‘Busaco’ Rhododendron Golden Oriole var ‘Busaco’ Rhododendron Golden Oriole var ‘Busaco’ The…

6th March

…‘Talavera’ Rhododendron Golden Orieole var ‘Talavera’ Magnolia sprengeri var diva faces the wind on the drive. Note the drooping branches of this pure form. Magnolia sprengeri var diva Magnolia sprengeri…

13th February

…cirrhosa and C. cirrhosa var. balerica is something which I must investigate more. The research is conflicting. Clematis cirrhosa var. balerica Clematis cirrhosa var. balerica Clematis cirrhosa var. balerica and…

10th June

…president. Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ (‘Miss Satomi’ in the new Hillier’s) Growing in…

24th April

…big leaf species. Rhododendron protistum var giganteum Rhododendron protistum var giganteum Rhododendron protistum var giganteum Rhododendron protistum var giganteum Rhododendron protistum var giganteum Rhododendron protistum var giganteum This seems closest…

13th April

…officinalis var. biloba Magnolia officinalis var. biloba Magnolia officinalis var. biloba Magnolia officinalis var. biloba Paulownia fortunei now properly out. Its early white flowers were frosted. Paulownia fortunei Magnolia ‘Scented…

21st April

…flowers offsetting nicely its light green new leaves. Plenty of prickles though! Berberis amurensis var. latifolia Berberis amurensis var. latifolia Everything is leafing up quickly after the rain last weekend….

17th May

…he may revise his view when the flowers open in a few weeks’ time? Magnolia aff. floribunda var. Tonkinensis Magnolia aff. floribunda var. Tonkinensis Magnolia acuminata ‘Variegata’ does not appear…

29th April

…acuminata var subcordata ‘Miss Honeybee’ is hardly showing as yet. Rain urgently needed. Magnolia acuminata var subcordata ‘Miss Honeybee’ Magnolia acuminata var subcordata ‘Miss Honeybee’ A rather sickly Rhododendron ‘Trewithen…