18th October

…small crab apple like fruits. Sorbus zahlbruckneri Ilex fargesii subsp. fargesii var. fargesii (what a mouthful!) acquired from Pan-Global Plants. Ilex fargesii (wild collected) was growing here and measured in…

16th May

…to confirm by Susyn here also. Ilex fargesii subsp. fargesii var. fargesii Ilex fargesii subsp. fargesii var. fargesii This Metrosideros robusta has been grown on under cover for several years…

9th June

…species as thought until fairly recently. Styrax japonicus ‘Fargesii’ Styrax japonicus ‘Fargesii’ Styrax japonicus ‘Fargesii’ Styrax japonicus ‘Fargesii’ Styrax japonicus ‘Fargesii’ Styrax japonicus ‘Fargesii’ c) Styrax hemsleyanus – I had…

31st May

…the garden. Decaisnea fargesii Decaisnea fargesii An even larger Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ below Slip Rail (1991 planted) is in partial shade and the flower bracts are not as red. This…

7th March

fargesii Rhododendron oreodoxa var. fargesii Rhododendron oreodoxa var. fargesii Garrya elliptica ‘James Roof’ was scorched to brown in the recent east wind but will probably recover as it has before….

16th June

…flower trusses at the same time. Attractive new growth too. Cotoneaster moupinensis Cotoneaster moupinensis Catalpa fargesii f. duclouxii was full out and looking splendid. The form I know at Ventnor…

10th April

…autumn with the odd flower. Rhododendron flavidum Rhododendron flavidum An elderly Rhododendron fargesii looking marvellous too. Rhododendron fargesii Rhododendron fargesii Rhododendron fargesii Azaleodendron ‘Hardijzer Beauty’ always looks perfect in a…

8th April

…out at least five weeks ago. Rhododendron fargesii Rhododendron fargesii A Rhododendron monstroseanum seedling looking very fine. We had a ‘first’ at Windsor with this. Rhododendron monstroseanum Rhododendron monstroseanum 2017…

30th June

…more quickly the new growth has come where there were not flower heads. Prunus ‘Collingwood Ingram’ Rhododendron arizelum Rhododendron arizelum Seeds pods forming after the flowers on Decaisnea fargesii. By…

13th March

…growth buds. Salix fargesii Salix fargesii Camellia ‘Pink Icicle’ has very variable flowers as they open fully. Camellia ‘Pink Icicle’ Camellia ‘Pink Icicle’ Magnolia ‘Cecil Nice’ about to open. Magnolia…