17th May

…real progress. No idea which caterpillars like walnuts! Juglans ailanthifolia Juglans ailanthifolia 2015 – CHW Chelsea stand nearing completion when the awful news arrives that 22 largely pedigree cattle (almost…

4th May

…Populus deltoides ‘Purple Tower’ Populus deltoides ‘Purple Tower’ Just two long catkins on Juglans ailanthifolia. Juglans ailanthifolia Still a good crop of flowers on Magnolia ‘Banana Split’. Magnolia ‘Banana Split’…

13th May

…ever flowerings here. Now Juglans ailanthifolia has some reddish flower spikes. Rather odd to put it mildly. Juglans ailanthifolia Juglans ailanthifolia Now Daphniphyllum oldhamii also with its first flowers at…

5th October

Juglans cinarea Juglans cinarea Seeds on Tilia tomentosa ‘Petiolaris’ for the first time I think. Planted in 2009. Tilia tomentosa ‘Petiolaris’ Then a surprise. Flower buds all over Eucalyptus simmonosii…

17th July

…Bencomia caudata The first walnuts I have ever seen forming on a huge Juglans ailantifolia which is of Japanese origin. Juglans ailantifolia Juglans ailantifolia Flowers on Diospyros cathayensis. Diospyros cathayensis…

29th August

…alone. Juglans ailanthifolia Juglans ailanthifolia Prunus serrula ‘Thibetica’ has little peeling bark yet on the main stem but the newer branches are peeling nicely. Prunus serrula ‘Thibetica’ Prunus serrula ‘Thibetica’…

25th July

…macrophylla growing away quickly. Ehretia macrophylla Sizygium smithii still has attractive new growth. Sizygium smithii Juglans major (Juglans elaeopyren now) is getting away nicely. Juglans major Lithocarpus dealbatus not so…

1st January

…CHW Real frost again on New Year’s Day.Big leafed rhododendrons expressing their displeasure in the normal way. rhododendrons rhododendrons Juglans ailanthifolia stands out in the sun. Amazing growth rate since…

21st April

…‘Winter Orange’ Juglans cinerea with emerging new growth. Juglans cinerea Acer campestre ‘Elsrick’ with root suckering growth at the base of the tree. This is not shooting from below the…

2nd June

…rostrata The red flowers are over on Juglans ailanthifolia and seed pods are forming quickly. Juglans ailanthifolia The undersides of the new leaves on Salix moupinense are silvery. Salix moupinense…