24th September

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CHW 2015-
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JCW 1897-1939
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CW 1940-1955

2017 – CHW

Sycopsis tutcheri is doing well and the buds showing at the end of the twigs may yet turn into early spring flowers. It is clearly an evergreen species with a dainty leaf arrangement.

Sycopsis tutcheri
Sycopsis tutcheri
Sycopsis tutcheri
Sycopsis tutcheri
Sycopsis tutcheri
Sycopsis tutcheri
Lindera lancea (Lindera umbellata var lancea perhaps) is producing a wonderful show of yellow autumn colour. Planted in 2011 it is now romping away with next year’s new growth (or flowers?) clearly visible at the tips of the twigs. A hard frost could do some damage here.
Lindera lancea
Lindera lancea
Lindera lancea
Lindera lancea
Lindera lancea
Lindera lancea
Lindera lancea
Lindera lancea
Ilex cornuta is doing pretty well too nearby. A very dense habit indeed. Suitable as a hedging plant I suspect.
Ilex cornuta
Ilex cornuta
Ilex cornuta
Ilex cornuta

2016 – CHW
Just look at the multitude of flower buds for next spring on Paulownia elongata!
Paulownia elongata
Paulownia elongata
Paulownia elongata
Paulownia elongata
Enkianthus serrulatus has a very distinct bronze tone in the autumn. Earlier and perhaps better than other species?
Enkianthus serrulatus
Enkianthus serrulatus
Enkianthus serrulatus
Enkianthus serrulatus
A young seedling from our now long dead original Acer forrestii is doing well. We have planted many out but I can never find them. The reddish secondary new growth gives it away.
Acer forrestii
Acer forrestii

2015 – CHW

A good specimen of Acer campestre which I think I planted as Acer campestre ‘Carnival’ which is supposed to have creamy white margins to the leaves. These are nowhere to be seen today but white variegation is often irregular or patchy and may only be apparent in spring. The tree has a compact habit with delicate and intricate leaves which will soon turn yellow.

Acer campestre
Acer campestre
Acer campestre
Acer campestre

Cornus kousa ‘Wendel Weeping’ has a few smallish fruits but is not going to be anything startling in this department.

Cornus kousa ‘Wendel Weeping’
Cornus kousa ‘Wendel Weeping’
Cornus kousa ‘Wendel Weeping’
Cornus kousa ‘Wendel Weeping’

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