2018 – CHW
This is a discovery! A mature evergreen euonymus species which I had never noticed before and will need to get identified. Can anyone help? One obvious seed pod but none I could see higher up the tree.
Rhododendron kiyosumense with attractive autumn colour and a few still green seed pods forming. A good deciduous species.
Acer sikkimense has survived the drought but made little new growth in its second year from planting.
2017 – CHW
Surprising what is still in flower while autumn approaches.
Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’ with wonderful autumn colour.
2016 – CHW
Mespilus germanica with a good crop of fruit which is not yet ripe. The tree is putting on secondary new growth after the rain.
2015 – CHW
Outside the front gates Hydrangea aspera ssp robusta (ex Crug) is flowering for the first time. Very late and long after the other aspera villosa group flowers have faded. It looks rather like a white form of Hydrangea sargentiana but now the botanists strike again and Hydrangea sargentiana is now reclassified as Hydrangea aspera subsp. sargentiana. On what basis was this change made I wonder?
Some redcurrant berries on Viburnum betulifolium but the pheasants are demolishing the lot. Supposedly this viburnum species does not fruit at a young age.