9th March

Mahonia aquifolium just coming out. Mahonia aquifolium Mahonia aquifolium The Cornwall Red Squirrel Project fundraising dinner at Newquay in the evening. We raised £18k from 100 attendees addressed by Lord…

18th May

…Rhododendron lindleyi is just out. Very pink in bud. Rhododendron lindleyi Rhododendron lindleyi This (unnamed) Mahonia species was a gift from Harvey Stephens / Savill Garden. (unnamed) Mahonia species Rhododendron…

29th October

…us by Trevor Green in 2003. Sorbus forrestii Sorbus forrestii A Mahonia lomariifolia which I had forgotten about near the Top Lodge. Mahonia lomariifolia Another unidentified Sorbus near the Top…

6th July

…and the new growth is rushing on. Rhododendron sinogrande Mahonia tonkinensis has delicate bronzy new growth too and is already 8ft tall. Mahonia tonkinensis Dipteronia sinensis used to be a…

13th September

…2019 – CHW Autumn colour starting in the nursery and a few odd things still in flower.Exceptional colour on some old leaves of Mahonia aquifolium. Mahonia aquifolium Ligustrum quihoui still…

22nd May

…an unsteady appearance in a Mahonia. Fledgling blackbird Deutzia subulata given to us by Roy Lancaster and planted in 2007. Deutzia subulata Abies firma is a new species to us…

27th March

…National Collections of Magnolia. Anyway he brings gifts including a Mahonia, so after we inspect this and Nadia’s Russian vodka we lose the competitive edge. When I see Jaimie’s entries…

16th October

…I had not seen before. To add to this year’s record of cotoneaster berries here is Cotoneaster Hybridus Pendulus. Good autumn colour on Pistacia chinensis. Mahonia eurybracteata ‘Soft Caress’ nicely…

7th August

…in and old brick lined frame above the Rockery and was never planted out. Now surrounded by wisteria and mahonia. This is a deciduous species which is quite rare, very…